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Falling More Slowly by Peter HeltonFalling More Slowly (2010)

DI Liam McLusky, freshly transferred from Southampton and recovering from having been injured in the line of duty, has no time to settle in before he is pushed in at the deep end in a new and unfamiliar city.

Everyday objects, transformed into explosive devices by a man with no apparent motive, are being left across Bristol, maiming or killing those who discover them.

Apart from the challenge of finding the perpetrator, McLusky has to cope with new colleagues - especially his new right hand man DS James ‘Jane’ Austin, new superiors, new relationships ... and the prospect of having his ex-partner move into the city to keep tabs on him...


"Perfectly pitched between dry humour and dread, Falling More Slowly manages to convey the complexities not only of its characters, but also of Bristol itself ... It's a strong debut for a new series and bodes well for future McLusky novels."
Mystery Scene

San Diego Union Tribune

"Helton, who has written three novels in another series, specialises in the police procedural, and "Falling More Slowly" is a testament to his love of the form. It's gritty and realistic, and although an arrest is made, the conclusion - like life - is messy and tentative."
Richmond Times Dispatch

"Engaging first in a new procedural series ... Helton leaves readers all the more eager for the sequel"
Publishers Weekly

"Fall-about funny ... Helton's rich, tactile prose conveys the taste of tobacco and Guinness and the look of dying sunlight ... Helton is an author to be watched."

"Helton provides breezy prose and a lively cast."
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Falling More Slowly CassetteAudio Book
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