The Murder Bag

The Murder Bag - Tony Parsons Meet Detective Max Wolfe. Insomniac. Dog lover. Coffee addict. Boxer. Orphan. Devoted husband of a brutally departed wife. Single parent. Defender of the weak, avenger of slaughtered parents and every murderer’s worst nightmare.
There’s a serial killer on the loose. He cuts throats. And he is good at it.

Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter’s Field, founded five hundred years ago by King Henry VIII. Suddenly they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable…

Detective Max Wolfe follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city all the way to the corner rooms in the corridors of power. At enormous personal cost, what Wolfe uncovers is a horrific secret that has been buried for two decades - and is now ready to explode.

I was waiting for a man who was planning to die.

I had parked the old BMW X5 just up the road from the entrance to the railway station and I drank a triple espresso as I watched the commuters rushing off to work. I drank quickly.

He would be here soon.

Well paced, twisty and engrossing read. An awful lot of research has gone into the inner workings of the Homicide Department based in London’s Savile Row and I found the information about the Black Museum fascinating and the city of London was well drawn in all its cold indifference. The examination of how the rich and privileged live within their own set of rules to the common man was an interesting angle. Wolfe's domestic situation and Stan the dog caused me more ongoing anxiety than the case....