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Investigating crime; it’s amazing what you dig up…

David Fyfe is a dog lover with a wife and mistress to support and an ambition to retire early. His present lifestyle is complicated enough before past indiscretions come back to haunt him.

Once a gung-ho investigator of murderous criminals and violent crime, Fyfe has been taken off the frontlines and reassigned to the low-profile Fraud Squad — mistakes from years earlier conspired to condemn him to dull work that he doesn’t much enjoy.

His enforced distance from solving murders bothers him particularly at the moment, as a series of seemingly drug dealing–related murders in the city is all anyone can talk about.

When Chief Constable Sir Duncan Morrison asks him to look into the several hundred thousand dollars missing from the Catholic Church’s accounts, Fyfe expects the job to be little more than soothing the Archbishop’s worries — only to discover that things are considerably more complicated than they first appear.

As he begins his investigation into the licentious Father Byrne and the accused embezzler Father Quinn (Byrne’s superior), Fyfe begins to find evidence that link the corrupt priests to racketeering kingpin Gus Barrie…and an armed robbery that occurred nearly a decade previously.

For Fyfe himself, the spectre of the past rises with not only the reappearance of his ex-lover Sylvia, whose impending marriage throws him for a loop, but the return to British soil of the beautiful Angela — a sexy widow whose acquaintance he first made in the aftermath of the robbery ten years earlier.

But this time Angela has blood on her hands and a million pounds in unmarked notes stuffed into her luggage.

Any ordinary policeman would make the arrest and wrap up the inquiry. But David Fyfe is no ordinary policeman…

Sleeping Dogs is a fast-moving, wryly humorous, expertly plotted crime novel with an outrageous finale.

Praise for William Paul

‘Fyfe's engrossing ruminations on the human condition [means] readers will find themselves absorbed from beginning to end’Booklist

Sleeping Dogs is the first of three books featuring DCI David Fyfe. William Paul has also authored a number of other books, including Seasons of Revenge and The Lion Rampant.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1118 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press (18 April 2017)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06ZY7CRQ4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Five Stars

 on 20 September 2017
By Amazon Customer
Great book, could not stop reading, where is the follow up?

Should they be left to lie?

2 people found this helpful.
 on 24 April 2017
By janpuls
David Fyfe was once an investigator of murderous criminals and violent crime, Fyfe has been taken off the frontlines and reassigned to the low-profile Fraud Squad as mistakes from years earlier conspired to condemn him to dull work that he doesn’t much enjoy. He is a dog lover with a wife and mistress to support and an ambition to retire early. His present lifestyle is complicated enough before past indiscretions come back to haunt him.

Worth a read

One person found this helpful.
 on 26 July 2017
By Liz
A crime thriller with twists that defy prediction. Drugs, religion and murder are interwoven with the flawed character of Detective Chief Inspector Fyfe as the unlikely hero. A beautifully constructed tale of ordinary lives set against the backdrop of Scotland’s capital and the legacy of a robbery 9 years prior which comes to an unexpected resolution. Loved it.

I really enjoyed it.

One person found this helpful.
 on 12 July 2017
By Alaster D Phillips
Rip-roaring. You know who done it, you’re rattling through to find out whether justice is done. I really enjoyed it.

Fantastic read! The protagonist

One person found this helpful.
 on 25 April 2017
By Hoagy Carmichael
Fantastic read! The protagonist, DCI David Fyfe, has renewed my faith in the effective use of the atypical hero. Highly recommend.
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