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Wheel of Fire: A British police procedural A Mysterious Fire At A Somerset Manor House Leads To A Complex And Intriguing Case For Bristol Detective David VogelWhen Sir John Fairbrother, Head Of One Of The World S Biggest Private Banks, Burns To Death, Along With His Nurse, In A Catastrophic Fire At His Somerset Manor House, Detective Inspector David Vogel Finds Himself Dealing With A Complex And Mystifying Sequence Of Events If Arson Was Involved, As Vogel Believes, The Obvious Suspect Is Sir John S Chauffeur Gardener, George Grey But Is He Guilty Determined To Get To The Bottom Of The Mystery And Bring Those Responsible For The Fire And Two Further Suspicious Deaths To Justice, Vogel Uncovers A Tangled Web Of Intrigue Which Exceeds Anything He At First Imagined


10 thoughts on “Wheel of Fire: A British police procedural

  1. says:

    Wheel of Fire, the second novel in the Detective Inspector David Vogel mystery series, is a highly entertaining and engaging police procedural from first line to last, and while I enjoyed the first book, this one far surpassed it It definitely isn t essential, as in some cases, to have read the opening novel as the author alludes to many of the events that took place in that first book here, so it s very easy to catch up on previous happenings via Wheel of Fire As with all of Ms Bonner s books Wheel of Fire, the second novel in the Detective Inspector David Vogel mystery series, is a highly entertaining and engaging police procedural from first line to last, and while I enjoyed the first book, this one far surpassed it It definitely isn t essential, as in some cases, to have read the opening novel as the author alludes to many of the events that took place in that first book here, so it s very easy to catch up on previous happenings via Wheel of Fire As with all of Ms Bonner s books, this is a well written tale that moves at an ideal pace and features some truly unique characters Detective Vogel is one of my favourite ever creations in terms of police personnel as he is a geeky introvert much like I am His tendency to hold computers in higher esteem than people is also something I can relate to, to a certain extent Not only is he a vegetarian and teetotaller, but he has little of the baggage that seems to come with every damn detective in the genre, so I m guessing that many hardcore crime fans will be receptive to this originality Vogel and his strong, astute female partner, Dawn Saslow, make a formidable team despite being chalk and cheese The ending is both satisfying and surprising and paves the way for the next instalment.You could certainly do a lot worse than picking up one of Ms Bonner s novels, but this one is particularly accomplished As a former chairperson of the Crime Writers Association, it is clear she is an established and well regarded member of the crime fold and for good reason.Many thanks to Severn House Publishers for an ARC


  2. says:

    David Vogel in fine form David Vogel has a new case that s puzzling indeed The previous David Vogel mystery I read I found disturbing because of the subject matter Wheel of Fire is not that In the last couple of chapters I thought I knew what was going on I didn t know it all Edgy murder mystery that kept me on my toes.Deserves a read A NetGalley ARC


  3. says:

    Detective Inspector David Vogel s latest case involves possible arson and murder when wealthy Sir John Fairbrother, the head of a large bank, is found dead in his home His home burned to the ground and the bodies of Sir John and his nurse are found The prime suspect is his new employee, George Grey, who acts as Fairbrother s chauffeur and gardener, but has a suspicious story Vogel and his partner Dawn Saslow dig into the case to determine who would have had the motive to kill an elderly man w Detective Inspector David Vogel s latest case involves possible arson and murder when wealthy Sir John Fairbrother, the head of a large bank, is found dead in his home His home burned to the ground and the bodies of Sir John and his nurse are found The prime suspect is his new employee, George Grey, who acts as Fairbrother s chauffeur and gardener, but has a suspicious story Vogel and his partner Dawn Saslow dig into the case to determine who would have had the motive to kill an elderly man who is already very ill.I enjoy British procedurals and I like DI David Vogel He is different from many fictional detectives in that he is a vegetarian teetotaler who puts his family above everything Although Vogel s wife and daughter are everything to him, the book focuses on his professional life and not interactions with his family He and the serious, intelligent Dawn Saslow make a great team They uncoverandsuspects as the case progresses and the body count keeps going up There is a truly surprising twist to the case at the end that Vogel suspects, but I never saw coming This was a great ending to a well written book.This is the second book in this series, but reads as a standalone, so new readers don t have to worry that they missed the prior book I look forward to readingbooks in this series I received this book from NetGalley, through the courtesy of Severn House The book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review


  4. says:

    I have enjoyed this series so far and this one followed same quality as others Love to see Nobby Clarke here too Well written great plot and twisty I would highly recommend.


  5. says:

    If You Didn t Like Deadly Dance, Do Try Wheel of FireThis is the second novel in the David Vogel Mysteries If you were turned off by the first book in the series, Deadly Dance, this novel is a solid story that captured my imagination and could not put it down I finished it faster than normal and even read late into the morning to complete it.The novel starts with a terrible fire in the home of Mr Fairbrother, CEO of the family international bank The business and home go back to the 18th cent If You Didn t Like Deadly Dance, Do Try Wheel of FireThis is the second novel in the David Vogel Mysteries If you were turned off by the first book in the series, Deadly Dance, this novel is a solid story that captured my imagination and could not put it down I finished it faster than normal and even read late into the morning to complete it.The novel starts with a terrible fire in the home of Mr Fairbrother, CEO of the family international bank The business and home go back to the 18th century Mr Fairbrother had been sickly and reportedly near death from Parkinson s disease He and his nurse died in the fire Since the 999, British version of 911, call mentioned armed intruders and the Officer in charge of the responding fire unit suspected arson, DCI David Vogel was called in to investigate With his partner DC Dawn Saslow and other members of his Major Crime Investigation Team MCIT , they discovered that both of Fairbrother s children were estranged from the father and themselves Also, the long standing land keeper and his wife had been replaced abruptly The new lands keeper was stabbed by the intruders on the night of the fire He was taken to the hospital, but quickly left and disappeared All of these events made Vogel view that this fire really looked like murder The main storyline starts off from here and runs with intriguing twists and turns as Vogel and his team tries to figure out what happened, by whom, and why The investigation expands to include London.Within the B story, the reader learnsabout Vogel s likes, dislikes, and the relationship with his now promoted boss at the London MCIT Besides Saslow s interaction with Vogel,is revealed about her Even though this novel is set a year after the first novel, she is still affected by the events that occurred during that investigation Note that you do not have to read that novel first This novel can stand alone and be your first read without any loss of understanding of the current novel.Some readers object to vulgar language and sex scenes There was very little use of vulgar language and not any sex scenes so there should not be any barriers to reading this novel unless you have an absolute zero tolerance I do recommend reading this novel on a Kindle unless you are very familiar with nuisances of British informal language I found with this novel that I had to use the Internet on the Kindle muchthan usual to find the meaning of some words and phrases.As this novel captured my imagination, read it must faster than usual, and I really enjoyed reading it, I rate this novel with five stars I do recommend reading it even if you have not read the first novel first Enjoy.I have received a free kindle version of this novel through NetGalley from Severn House with a request for an honest, unbiased review I wish to thank Severn House for the opportunity to read this novel early


  6. says:

    Wheel of Fire is the first Hilary Bonner novel I ve read I requested it from NetGalley based on the synopsis While the story was intriguing, I felt that the execution was lacking I see on GoodReads that the author has published several previous books, and I noticed that Wheel of Fire is the 2nd in the DI David Vogel series, so I m surprised that to me the writing felt so flat I realized fairly early on that I had missed the first novel in the series, as there were repeated vague references Wheel of Fire is the first Hilary Bonner novel I ve read I requested it from NetGalley based on the synopsis While the story was intriguing, I felt that the execution was lacking I see on GoodReads that the author has published several previous books, and I noticed that Wheel of Fire is the 2nd in the DI David Vogel series, so I m surprised that to me the writing felt so flat I realized fairly early on that I had missed the first novel in the series, as there were repeated vague references to some trauma suffered by DC Dawn Saslow Hello, author, it s OK to actually give us a bitbackground info Thanks to NetGalley and to Severn House for the opportunity to read Wheel of Fire in return for an honest opinion


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    Never having read anything by Bonner before I was pulled in by the cover The story begins with a massive fire and continues with its ramifications The author continually shifts perspective, which both moves the story along and gives some insight into the motives of different characters.The detective duo is well explained and fairly interesting This is the second in a series, so some interaction seems awkward, but overall it makes sense The police procedural part is well done, if not always s Never having read anything by Bonner before I was pulled in by the cover The story begins with a massive fire and continues with its ramifications The author continually shifts perspective, which both moves the story along and gives some insight into the motives of different characters.The detective duo is well explained and fairly interesting This is the second in a series, so some interaction seems awkward, but overall it makes sense The police procedural part is well done, if not always stimulating And the ending, if slightly telegraphed, is intriguing.This is a fun mystery which holds the reader s interest and has convinced me to try other books by Bonner


  8. says:

    Was Sir John murdered What a messed up family he had DI Vogel, who has some issues of his own, is the lead in this well done procedural I did not read the first book but think it was fine as a standalone as Bonner provides enough pertinent info, most importantly about what happened to Saslow Regular readers of British police novels will recognize some of the interesting twists but all in all it s a good read Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.


  9. says:

    A fire at Blackdown Manor results in the death of the two residents But everything about that event is suspicious DI Vogel and his team are called in to investigate.I didn t really take to the main police character, and the outcome didn t really come as a surprise It was enjoyable enough and I did finish the story though.A NetGalley Book


  10. says:

    Good enough Clever plot good suspense, but this could have been much tighter had a good editor been available Little things like incomplete sentences should be fixed, and the author s tendency to tell rather than show her characters personalities need to be reined in Overall, a good read, but not a memorable one Good enough Clever plot good suspense, but this could have been much tighter had a good editor been available Little things like incomplete sentences should be fixed, and the author s tendency to tell rather than show her characters personalities need to be reined in Overall, a good read, but not a memorable one