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GET THE COMPLETE BEST-SELLING SERIES IN THIS BRILLIANT BOX SET. YOU GET *SEVEN* BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLERS, FROM THE PEN OF A FORMER POLICEMAN. IN THIS SEVEN-BOOK BOX SET: BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE LEVELS Detective Kate Hamblin is doing surveillance on the Somerset Levels, on the trail of a crazed arsonist. She leaves the van for a moment. Then it goes up in flames, killing he GET THE COMPLETE BEST-SELLING SERIES IN THIS BRILLIANT BOX SET. YOU GET *SEVEN* BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLERS, FROM THE PEN OF A FORMER POLICEMAN. IN THIS SEVEN-BOOK BOX SET: BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE LEVELS Detective Kate Hamblin is doing surveillance on the Somerset Levels, on the trail of a crazed arsonist. She leaves the van for a moment. Then it goes up in flames, killing her colleagues. Kate is accused of abandoning them. There’s nothing she won’t risk to clear her name. But can she nail the killer before he takes out the only witness? BOOK 2: REVENGE ON THE LEVELS Two years ago Larry “Twister” Wadman vanished without a trace. Kate Hamblin is the sole survivor of his murderous rampage. Then a prostitute dressed as a policewoman is found brutally slain, and Kate realizes her old enemy is back. Can she catch him before he has his revenge? BOOK 3: FEAR ON THE LEVELS A teenage girl last seen leaving a party at the height of a local scarecrow festival is found strangled and stripped in her own barn. The crime is an exact copy of the murder of peasant girl, Martha Tinney. But Martha died 150 years ago at the hands of a spectral scarecrow named Strawfoot. Or so legend has it. Can Kate track down the flesh-and-blood copycat before he adds to his kill list? BOOK 4: KILLER ON THE LEVELS Journalist Ellie Landy is found drowned in the River Parrett. The only clue: a cryptic line about “Sandman” jotted in a paperback by her bed. Everyone assumes her death was an accident. And then the Sandman strikes again. Can Kate unmask the killer before he puts anyone else to sleep? BOOK 5: SECRETS ON THE LEVELS Detective Kate finds herself staring down the wrong end of a shotgun out on the lonely marshes. She’s hunting escaped con Lenny Stallard. He should be serving time for a botched burglary that ended in murder. Revenge appears to be the motive. But it’s all a bit too convenient for Kate. Can she uncover the truth before her own number is up? BOOK 6: DEATH ON THE LEVELS A man writes to the police station, threatening to kill his aunts. No one takes him seriously — until an elderly woman is found strangled in her home. “RIP Auntie” is written on the floor in red lipstick. As the body count rises, Kate realizes she is up against a deadly foe. Can she stay one step ahead? If not, whose aunt will be next on the kill list? BOOK 7: POISON ON THE LEVELS A young woman snatched from a festival. A poison pen letter writer driving people to take their own lives. Kate has her work cut out solving the two cases. Probing deeper, she finds herself caught up in a dark, complicated web of deceit, wagging tongues and false trails. Then she realizes she’s being watched. By a shady figure who knows her every move. Can she find the missing girl in time to save both their lives?


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GET THE COMPLETE BEST-SELLING SERIES IN THIS BRILLIANT BOX SET. YOU GET *SEVEN* BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLERS, FROM THE PEN OF A FORMER POLICEMAN. IN THIS SEVEN-BOOK BOX SET: BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE LEVELS Detective Kate Hamblin is doing surveillance on the Somerset Levels, on the trail of a crazed arsonist. She leaves the van for a moment. Then it goes up in flames, killing he GET THE COMPLETE BEST-SELLING SERIES IN THIS BRILLIANT BOX SET. YOU GET *SEVEN* BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLERS, FROM THE PEN OF A FORMER POLICEMAN. IN THIS SEVEN-BOOK BOX SET: BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE LEVELS Detective Kate Hamblin is doing surveillance on the Somerset Levels, on the trail of a crazed arsonist. She leaves the van for a moment. Then it goes up in flames, killing her colleagues. Kate is accused of abandoning them. There’s nothing she won’t risk to clear her name. But can she nail the killer before he takes out the only witness? BOOK 2: REVENGE ON THE LEVELS Two years ago Larry “Twister” Wadman vanished without a trace. Kate Hamblin is the sole survivor of his murderous rampage. Then a prostitute dressed as a policewoman is found brutally slain, and Kate realizes her old enemy is back. Can she catch him before he has his revenge? BOOK 3: FEAR ON THE LEVELS A teenage girl last seen leaving a party at the height of a local scarecrow festival is found strangled and stripped in her own barn. The crime is an exact copy of the murder of peasant girl, Martha Tinney. But Martha died 150 years ago at the hands of a spectral scarecrow named Strawfoot. Or so legend has it. Can Kate track down the flesh-and-blood copycat before he adds to his kill list? BOOK 4: KILLER ON THE LEVELS Journalist Ellie Landy is found drowned in the River Parrett. The only clue: a cryptic line about “Sandman” jotted in a paperback by her bed. Everyone assumes her death was an accident. And then the Sandman strikes again. Can Kate unmask the killer before he puts anyone else to sleep? BOOK 5: SECRETS ON THE LEVELS Detective Kate finds herself staring down the wrong end of a shotgun out on the lonely marshes. She’s hunting escaped con Lenny Stallard. He should be serving time for a botched burglary that ended in murder. Revenge appears to be the motive. But it’s all a bit too convenient for Kate. Can she uncover the truth before her own number is up? BOOK 6: DEATH ON THE LEVELS A man writes to the police station, threatening to kill his aunts. No one takes him seriously — until an elderly woman is found strangled in her home. “RIP Auntie” is written on the floor in red lipstick. As the body count rises, Kate realizes she is up against a deadly foe. Can she stay one step ahead? If not, whose aunt will be next on the kill list? BOOK 7: POISON ON THE LEVELS A young woman snatched from a festival. A poison pen letter writer driving people to take their own lives. Kate has her work cut out solving the two cases. Probing deeper, she finds herself caught up in a dark, complicated web of deceit, wagging tongues and false trails. Then she realizes she’s being watched. By a shady figure who knows her every move. Can she find the missing girl in time to save both their lives?

30 review for The Complete Detective Kate Hamblin Mystery Series

  1. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    2 books' worth of misogyny in and I gave up. The stories themselves were reasonable but just because the protagonist is female it doesn't mean that the equality box is ticked. Kate is a competent and confident detective and officer with many qualities, so frequent insinuation that she needs the approval, lecherous or otherwise, of her male colleagues or other characters, is inappropriate. A single woman who has slept with a man in a relationship is described as a "slut" while the man is not judg 2 books' worth of misogyny in and I gave up. The stories themselves were reasonable but just because the protagonist is female it doesn't mean that the equality box is ticked. Kate is a competent and confident detective and officer with many qualities, so frequent insinuation that she needs the approval, lecherous or otherwise, of her male colleagues or other characters, is inappropriate. A single woman who has slept with a man in a relationship is described as a "slut" while the man is not judged at all. David Hodges should maybe have spent more time thinking about how women actually think than how he thinks they think.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Allan Tapscott

    I was not sure if these stories were meant to be humorous as it was quite apparent that the Keystone cops would not hire such a lot of totally inept detectives that could see they were being followed or watched and that managed to trip at a crucial time and seemed to lose their torch or forgot to bring the police radio with them so they could not call for backup but at the last moment somebody or something saved the day . Please if you are going to write detective stories make the detectives and I was not sure if these stories were meant to be humorous as it was quite apparent that the Keystone cops would not hire such a lot of totally inept detectives that could see they were being followed or watched and that managed to trip at a crucial time and seemed to lose their torch or forgot to bring the police radio with them so they could not call for backup but at the last moment somebody or something saved the day . Please if you are going to write detective stories make the detectives and their action somewhat believable

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. GET THE COMPLETE BEST-SELLING SERIES IN THIS BRILLIANT BOX SET. YOU GET *SEVEN* BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLERS, FROM THE PEN OF A FORMER POLICEMAN. IN THIS SEVEN-BOOK BOX SET: BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE LEVELS Detective Kate Hamblin is doing surveillance on the Somerset Levels, on the trail of a crazed arsonist. She leaves the van for a moment. Then it goes up in flames, killing her colleagues. Kate is accused of abandoning them. There’s nothing she won’t risk to clear her name. But can she nail the kill GET THE COMPLETE BEST-SELLING SERIES IN THIS BRILLIANT BOX SET. YOU GET *SEVEN* BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLERS, FROM THE PEN OF A FORMER POLICEMAN. IN THIS SEVEN-BOOK BOX SET: BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE LEVELS Detective Kate Hamblin is doing surveillance on the Somerset Levels, on the trail of a crazed arsonist. She leaves the van for a moment. Then it goes up in flames, killing her colleagues. Kate is accused of abandoning them. There’s nothing she won’t risk to clear her name. But can she nail the killer before he takes out the only witness? BOOK 2: REVENGE ON THE LEVELS Two years ago Larry “Twister” Wadman vanished without a trace. Kate Hamblin is the sole survivor of his murderous rampage. Then a prostitute dressed as a policewoman is found brutally slain, and Kate realizes her old enemy is back. Can she catch him before he has his revenge? BOOK 3: FEAR ON THE LEVELS A teenage girl last seen leaving a party at the height of a local scarecrow festival is found strangled and stripped in her own barn. The crime is an exact copy of the murder of peasant girl, Martha Tinney. But Martha died 150 years ago at the hands of a spectral scarecrow named Strawfoot. Or so legend has it. Can Kate track down the flesh-and-blood copycat before he adds to his kill list? BOOK 4: KILLER ON THE LEVELS Journalist Ellie Landy is found drowned in the River Parrett. The only clue: a cryptic line about “Sandman” jotted in a paperback by her bed. Everyone assumes her death was an accident. And then the Sandman strikes again. Can Kate unmask the killer before he puts anyone else to sleep? BOOK 5: SECRETS ON THE LEVELS Detective Kate finds herself staring down the wrong end of a shotgun out on the lonely marshes. She’s hunting escaped con Lenny Stallard. He should be serving time for a botched burglary that ended in murder. Revenge appears to be the motive. But it’s all a bit too convenient for Kate. Can she uncover the truth before her own number is up? BOOK 6: DEATH ON THE LEVELS A man writes to the police station, threatening to kill his aunts. No one takes him seriously — until an elderly woman is found strangled in her home. “RIP Auntie” is written on the floor in red lipstick. As the body count rises, Kate realizes she is up against a deadly foe. Can she stay one step ahead? If not, whose aunt will be next on the kill list? BOOK 7: POISON ON THE LEVELS A young woman snatched from a festival. A poison pen letter writer driving people to take their own lives. Kate has her work cut out solving the two cases. Probing deeper, she finds herself caught up in a dark, complicated web of deceit, wagging tongues and false trails. Then she realizes she’s being watched. By a shady figure who knows her every move. Can she find the missing girl in time to save both their lives? (less) Didn't read.

  4. 5 out of 5

    wendi wigham

    Another piece of pie? D'S Kate Lewis is an instinctive detective, follows her gut, and drags her greedy lazy husband behind her by his gut, which he either seems to be filling or thinking about it. Not an attractive character by any means, lazy, pompous and keen to avoid any physical activity, unless there is food, drink or a rest at the end of it. A poor match for the energetic, hard working DS. They say opposites attract but a good natured intellectual snob, seems to stretch this a tad far.The Th Another piece of pie? D'S Kate Lewis is an instinctive detective, follows her gut, and drags her greedy lazy husband behind her by his gut, which he either seems to be filling or thinking about it. Not an attractive character by any means, lazy, pompous and keen to avoid any physical activity, unless there is food, drink or a rest at the end of it. A poor match for the energetic, hard working DS. They say opposites attract but a good natured intellectual snob, seems to stretch this a tad far.The The books flow together well, leading seamlessly from one to the next, a serial killer, trying to atone for his rape & murder of his own daughter, Janice, finally thwarted by his own slip ups, pointing to his identity as a fellow police officer. Not too much of a surprise, as he seems to be present at murder scenes & slips up by having knowledge of crime scenes, he should be unaware of . A good series of books, hampered by too much time spent on Hayden Lewis's eating habits.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Louise Newbound

    I have thoroughly enjoyed these books, but some of the police information was a tad ‘dodgy’, there’s no way a DS would risk all those encounters with out contacting control for safety. As there are references to brexit etc it must be up to date but the homophobic and racist references are too common place for the modern era. The use of ‘but she/he / they didn’t find ‘ out when something was about to happen was a bit samey, I’m afraid. Still they were an exciting read and it is fiction after all.

  6. 5 out of 5

    JOHN P LINTZ SR

    A good British Detective Series A great series for binge reading. Detective Sergeant Kate Hamblin faces multiple serial killers while trying to make a personal life for herself. She readily races into dangerous scenarios solo; in doing so she faces troubles reminiscent of the old silent movie serial “Perils of Pauline.”

  7. 4 out of 5

    Clifford Nutley

    7 books for 99p. is good value however everyone automatically has mass murder and Kate Lewis ending up in life threatening situations where she goes it alone but fails to take her phone with her and is always saved at the last minute. Obviously some are better than others however the stories lack credibility. 3 stars is a fair reflection of this saga.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jean Bystry

    Good Police mysteries I really enjoyed the stories with all the twists and turns. I got very tired of Kate complaining about and to her husband. She would profess to love him and yet tear him down continuously. Otherwise I enjoyed each story and thought Kate was a very good detective . Reeves threw me , didn’t think he was the bad guy! Good twist!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ian david McDonald-Thomson

    Incompetence, Very good read. Mystery how someone who seems so incompetent, could ever solve a case.Also are there really officers like her husband on the force, if so god help us.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nicola

    Easy to read... Easy to read and follow with some likeable characters you get to know throughout the series. Each book a stand alone story and all different made this a page-turner for me.

  11. 4 out of 5

    jean barnes

    Couldn't put them down Really liked the personal nature of this detective and the team around her. She so obviously cares about her job and the people of her community. Putting complex criminals behind bars without considering her own safety. Her husband balances her perfectly Couldn't put them down Really liked the personal nature of this detective and the team around her. She so obviously cares about her job and the people of her community. Putting complex criminals behind bars without considering her own safety. Her husband balances her perfectly

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ruth Skarlatos

    Keeps you reading I enjoyed all the books. The only thing was they were very similar. I liked the characters, very Britain. I couldn't ever figure out who the killer was until the reveal at the end. I will read more books by this prolific author. Good reads! Keeps you reading I enjoyed all the books. The only thing was they were very similar. I liked the characters, very Britain. I couldn't ever figure out who the killer was until the reveal at the end. I will read more books by this prolific author. Good reads!

  13. 4 out of 5

    pam spencer

    Enjoyed the series but found it a bit "samey".....and far fetched at times, maybe because I read the series right through. May have been better with a break between books. I got a bit fed up with Kate going it alone all the time against all reason. Enjoyed the series but found it a bit "samey".....and far fetched at times, maybe because I read the series right through. May have been better with a break between books. I got a bit fed up with Kate going it alone all the time against all reason.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Joseph Mussara

    Good storyline, but by the third book it got predictable that protagonist Kate would go lone wolf and put herself in jeopardy. Reminded me of the old serial movie trailers where someone got put in deadly danger, and the story ended, stay tuned for the next chapter.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Alex M Coope

    Thoroughly enjoyed the series Well written murder mysteries with plenty of twists and turns. Well constructed characters and plots. A good collection to take away as holiday reading. Would transfer well to the small screen.

  16. 4 out of 5

    christine arlott-clay

    Brilliant read all 7 back to back Any fan of Karin Slaughter would be delighted with this series. Each book has its own dramas. Cracking stories, and continuation of the characters make this a great set ..enjoy

  17. 5 out of 5

    JO GIBBS

    Strange Mysteries This is a gripping and riveting series. When I finished one book I couldn't wait to start the next one. The mysteries are deep and hard to solve. Definitely worth reading! Strange Mysteries This is a gripping and riveting series. When I finished one book I couldn't wait to start the next one. The mysteries are deep and hard to solve. Definitely worth reading!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Richard L Colemere

    The Kate and associates saga. Actually Hodges does very good covering the details throughout this series. I enjoyed the thoughts it was all the players. It seemed to run a bit long to me.. Seems to drag at times.

  19. 5 out of 5

    June Zappia

    I enjoyed this series of books and have just purchased the next 2 as they are now available. I find it disappointing how women are faced with so many barriers for promotion in the police force but nonetheless that aside I found the storylines interesting and the characters likeable.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mrs. Eileen M. Babb

    Complete Kate Hamblin series Enjoy this series very much well written you cd identify with the characters sensitively written highlighting some facets of the human psyche not to be missed

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mrs Dorothy Edwards

    Excellent series. Have quickly gone through the whole series and found them brilliant reading. Very likeable characters and great story lines. Hope there will be more of these to come.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Artha Nafie

    Book 1 was an ok read but I stopped after Book 1. I read a few chapters into Book 2, but the continuation from Book 1 was just to much the same.

  23. 5 out of 5

    AnnPackham

    Finished series at last Well written couldn't have asked for more. Hope there Will be more about Kate and Hayden Lewis.bring it on enjoyed Finished series at last Well written couldn't have asked for more. Hope there Will be more about Kate and Hayden Lewis.bring it on enjoyed

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rosemary

    Really enjoyed them did not want them to finish

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ms DL Brown

    Enjoyed Would definitely recommend these books. Easy to read, you can just pick then up and put then down without forgetting the plot.

  26. 4 out of 5

    MRS K A SHAW

    Formulaic and lacking pace The first book was ok, but all the other books were just variations on the same theme. Needs editing, badly!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte Romero

    OK These books were okay. I do not like stories involved with Britain cause the language is so different. I have trouble understanding it but the crimes were pretty good.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jean Ward

    I gave up on this before the end. I found the relationship between the main protagonists unconvincing and irritating.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Paul Warren

    As a series the books are to a “formula”. It’s quite predictable how the stories will unfold as you read through.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nicholas Holt

    Well written but the plots were very similar and the actions of the main character were not what I'd expect from a serving officer. She would have been disciplined. Well written but the plots were very similar and the actions of the main character were not what I'd expect from a serving officer. She would have been disciplined.

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