The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons

  I just finished this mystery last night.  It is the current month’s read at the English Kindle Mystery Club on Goodreads.

In this book, we meet DC Max Wolfe, and DCI Mallory.  DC Wolfe has a reputation of a bit of a maverick and is now looking for  a clean start.  He is a single dad to a five year old and through this relationship the reader sees more of DC Wolfe the man vs. the police officer.  The mystery surrounds murders that all trace back to a very exclusive boy’s school and in particular a small group of friends from the school and the secrets they have kept. The book plays on some of the inherent class prejudices and the idea of privledge very successfully.

There are some significant red herrings to lead the reader on a merry chase through this book. The pacing is well done and and consistent throughout the book.  I enjoyed this read and look forward to reading more about DC Wolfe, I just wish the books were available on Kindle.