The Dreaming Detective
By H.R.F. Keating
The new chief constable doesn’t like Harriet Martens, the ‘Hard Detective’ – but would he use a cold case to oust her?
In The Dreaming Detective, Harriet is tasked with making use of the latest DNA techniques to investigate the murder, thirty years before, of a charismatic youth. Known as the Boy Preacher, he was strangled in the empty ballroom of the city’s Imperial Hotel.
The ‘Hard Detective’ has a list of seven potential killers. But the forensics fail her, and Harriet must rely on her own skills to ferret out the motives of the suspects – both those now dead and the few still living – and the lies they’ve left behind them.
The fourth book in Keating’s Harriet Martens series, The Dreaming Detective is a character-driven thriller that blends psychological insight and modern themes with classic murder-mystery.