Kate Rhodes – A Killing of Angels


The first death looked like a suicide. But someone had tucked a picture of an angel and a handful of white feathers into the banker’s pocket – before pushing him in front of a Tube. A killer is stalking the Square Mile, an avenging angel intent on punishment. But why these victims? What were their sins?

Psychologist Alice Quentin swore she’d never get involved with police work again. Her duty is to the living, not the dead. But she owes detective Don Burns a favour, and when he comes begging for help, how can she refuse?

In order to find the murderer, Alice and Don must dig deep into the toxic heart of the City. A place where money means more than life, and no one can be counted innocent.


My review

This is the second Alice Quentin book, that I was keen to get stuck into after ‘Crossbones Yard’. This time, Alice joins the investigation into a serial killer leaving angel calling cards and targeting bankers in the heart of London’s financial district.

I really love this series and am very fond of Alice. Kate Rhodes has created something very special in Alice.

Rhodes writes a really intelligent crime read. What I enjoyed about the plot was getting a sense of the dark sexist immoral side to London. Yes we already are aware of the decadence of rich city traders. I don’t think anyone rates bankers highly. Yet we got a real sense of what it might be like for females working there and the partners of bankers.

I can’t wait to read the next Kate Rhodes to see what happens to Alice next.


About Northern Crime

Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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