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  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    2019-02-26 11:02

    Part police procedural, part cozy mystery, Deadly Virtues is an engaging crime fiction novel from prolific British author Jo Bannister. When Jerome Cardy dies in police custody, brutally beaten to death by his cellmate, the incident seems likely to be written up as an unfortunate accident. But the law student's last panicked words referencing Othello, nags at Gabriel Ash with whom the young man briefly shared a cell. Rookie cop Hazel Best is inclined to dismiss the word of the man known as 'Rambles with Dog' but when Ash is the subject of an attempted kidnapping, and then a journalist curious about the case is killed in a fatal hit and run, Hazel is forced to consider that Jerome's death was not an accident at all.There aren't too many surprises in this tale of murder and corruption but it is an engaging, well plotted mystery. The small English town of Norbold boasts one of the country's lowest crime rates attributed to Chief Superintendent John Fountain's zero tolerance policy but Gabriel Ash and new recruit, Constable Hazel Best soon discover that all is not as it seems.I particularly liked the well developed main protagonists of Deadly Virtues. Gabriel Ash is considered the town's 'crazy' due to his mumbled conversations with an adopted stray Lurcher, hence the label 'Rambles with Dog'. But four years ago Ash was a government official whose diligent work in counter terrorism resulted in tragedy and subsequently an emotional break down. Ash is a sympathetic and intriguing character and I really enjoyed the way in which he evolved through out the story.Hazel Best is an idealistic new constable who is torn between honour and duty. Doing the right thing is important to her but when the cost may be her career, and even her life, Hazel is faced with some difficult decisions. Though I find it hard to believe Hazel could be quite as naive as she seems to be at times, I felt her internal conflict was believable and admired her strength of character.I thought the issues that were posed with the denouement of the story were interesting and gave the story additional depth. Nothing is ever as black and white, or as simple as it seems - even the truth.Deadly Virtues is an entertaining and satisfying mystery with appealing characters and I expect dog lovers will find it hard to resist Ash's faithful hound, Patience. Though written as a stand alone, there is potential for Bannister to revive these characters and I would certainly be interested in seeing Gabriel, with the help of Hazel, find answers regarding the fate of his family.

  • Dale
    2019-03-11 13:09

    How refreshing to read a well-done British mystery that's neither a cozy nor a depressing chronicle of the downward slide of a middle-aged, alcoholic, divorced inspector. Instead we get a cracking good tale of flawed people coming together to solve a horrific crime. All the wild threads are woven together in a narrative that creates tension right through to the very end. The protagonist is a man with grief and trauma so severe he's become unmoored and deranged, walking around his village, talking and listening to his dog. A secret comes his way, but who's going to listen to the local nutter? Maybe the new, young, eager policewoman, but she must put herself on the line to be believed at all. They've got to fight an uphill battle to get at the truth, and danger lies in wait. It's a quiet little town, but about to be blown wide open. The incidents are like well-spaced, efficient gunshots, and they keep you moving. The characters are crisp and full of life, the dialogue is sharp, witty, and self-deprecating, and the action is all you could want in a good mystery. Now to seek out more of the author's books and see if she makes her other books as good as this.

  • Ubiquitousbastard
    2019-03-19 11:02

    I think what I liked most about this book was that it wasn't a typical cop drama. Sure, it had the young female cop trope that's so prevalent, but instead of being useless, she was actually doing her job. And she wasn't paired off with a experienced, world-weary partner/father-figure. So sick of that trope, and I don't even read a whole lot of procedurals. The parts with the dog (view spoiler)[talking? (hide spoiler)] were a tad bit strange, but also kind of cute, so I'm mostly reserving judgment in that regard until a further book. The plot was rather simple and a bit predictable, but I wasn't so much in the mood for intricacy when I read this, so I can't say that much bothered me either. It was a quick, mostly easy read, and a little bit of something relatively new.Overall, a better than decent first book that definitely makes me want to read the next book, if nothing else but to get more information about the unsolved questions this book brought up.

  • Susan
    2019-03-02 11:04

    The three-star rating is due to the genre, which is slightly Nancy Drewish, and an awful lot of thrashing going on: a young policewoman named Hazel Best is assigned to a town in Northern England with a low crime rate. When a promising young black law student is murdered in detention, Hazel teams up with the often beaten up guy referred to by townspeople as Rambles with Dogs to solve the coverup surrounding the death. Bannister knows her beasts; the portrait of Patience the dog is fetching, and the novel fairly crackles with linguistic surprises -- and hackneyed phrases. The fey combination of keystone cops and O'Henry incongruities kept me up all night, to the funny not so funny dust up and wrap up.

  • Mona Harrison
    2019-03-21 11:10

    I enjoyed this book's well-crafted characters, including (especially?) the dog, and look forward to reading more about Hazel Best in future work by Jo Bannister.

  • Gloria Feit
    2019-02-25 13:15

    On page one of this novel by Jo Bannister we meet Jerome Cardy, a 20-year-old black man, a law student and the son of a respectable hard-working family, who is involved in a minor car accident. But this normally insignificant event sets off paranoia in Jerome, who flees the scene when the other person involved, whose fault it was, insists on calling the police. Jerome’s terror become only more portentous when, before the night is over, Jerome is found beaten to death in the prison cell where he had been incarcerated shortly afterwards, murdered by a psychotic racist who was apparently a stranger to him.But before that tragic event takes place, the reader meets Gabriel Ash, in his mid-twenties, a well-educated Government analyst before the traumatic events of fours years ago when his wife and two young boys had been taken by persons unknown, their present whereabouts a complete mystery.After Gabriel’s arrest, he had been placed in a cell adjacent to Jerome’s. Before later being moved to a different cell (where he was shortly thereafter killed) Jerome had said some things to Gabriel that take on great significance after the murder, telling him that he knew he was going to die, and speaking of a dog he says he used to have, named Othello. These things take on greater significance after he is killed, which Gabriel tries to tell the authorities, who pay no attention to his words. (Gabriel is variously known in the area as “the Norbold village idiot,” and “Rambles with Dogs” [a take-off on Dances with Wolves] as he is always walking his beloved white lurcher, Patience, the dog he’d adopted three months ago and his most frequent conversationalist. Hazel Best, a 26year-old rookie cop, is the only one who feels there may be something to what Gabriel is telling them.All the characters are very well-drawn. The plot is well-woven, and the suspense soon escalates. There are hints of police corruption, and the presence of Norbold’s “last surviving godfather” hovers in the background until he makes an appearance late in the book. Gabriel is a wonderful creation, as is Hazel, and I absolutely loved the writing. The first book in a series, it was followed in December of 2014 by “Perfect Sins,” which in turn will be followed by “Desperate Measures” in December of 2015. A lot of great reading in store!Highly recommended.

  • Monica
    2019-03-02 07:58

    Jo Bannister's gift is writing very appealing characters and placing them in well drawn believable settings where interesting things happen.Hazel Best, the probational police officer, newly assigned to a town where virtually all the crime statistics (except drugs) are admirably low, is an idealist. Gabriel Ash, whom everybody thinks is simple-minded, is trying to put his life back together after a terrible loss. The only people he talks to are his dog Patience (a lurcher, who talks back to him) and his therapist.When Ash, who has been beaten by a band of young thugs, is recovering in a jail cell (he refuses hospital treatment), a young black law student in the cell next to him is beaten to death. The law student had tried to tell Ash that he was in danger, but Ash, concussed, was not sure he understood the message correctly, not would anyone believe him if her tried to tell them. The police chief, who is famous for his success in bringing down crime rates, wants the simple explanation. A crazed fellow inmate beat Jerome Cardy to death - Cardy was in the wrong cell by mistake.But the CCTV was disabled when it happened, and not by accident. So Hazel and Ash, and Patience set out to find out what really happened with shocking results. It's a very good read.

  • Colette Fehr
    2019-03-16 06:07

    I enjoyed the characters Hazel and Ash and loved the dog Patience but ultimately the mystery and it's resolution didn't quite make up for the initial jolt of suspense I felt at the outset of the book. There were really no truly interesting surprises left for me in the last sixty or seventy pages of the book which made me want to just skim through to the end. I was engrossed by the characters and cared about them but the story needed to be built around a much stronger plot and mystery for me.

  • Anne
    2019-03-12 10:22

    In Norbold, England, a rookie cop and a traumatized man who holds conversations with his dog set out to uncover whether the death of a college student in a police holding cell is an accident or homicide. Great psychological suspense and captivating characters make this a treat. Highly recommended (four and a half stars).

  • Andy Plonka
    2019-03-16 11:09

    Bannister really knows how to write a great mystery story without resorting to technology or specialized knowledge to provide the solution. Her characters are wonderful and she offers well placd humorous comments to lighten the mood.

  • Kay
    2019-03-02 05:23

    A good fast-paced read in the traditional British police procedural but with the addition of a very plausible talking dog and a man recovering from psychological damage that resulted from his career as an undercover agent.

  • Robin
    2019-03-09 09:27

    Intriguing characters were the best part of this book for me--Gabriel Ash and his dog Patience along with Hazel Best. It would be lovely to see them appear in another book. This was my first Jo Bannister book; I've reserved another from the library.

  • Gary Van Cott
    2019-02-23 13:21

    3.5 stars. A reasonably good book. I hope it is the start of a new series and not a stand alone book.

  • judy
    2019-03-21 07:04

    Actually only a 3 star book but I'm a sucker for a dog!

  • Henry McLaughlin
    2019-03-19 10:57

    Actually, I would give this 4.5 stars if possible.Rookie cop, Hazel Best, stumbles into culture of police corruption where even facilitating murder is on the table.Hazel finds Gabriel Ash, a man crushed by events in his life that took his wife and children. Taken because of things he had done. Now he wanders the streets of Norbold, England alone with only his dog for a companion. And they carry on conversations. Needless to say, most people in town, including the police, think Ash is more than a bit dotty and completely unreliable. But he has evidence that a prisoner was beaten to death in a jail cell with the assistance of the police.The evidence points to one officer and Hazel takes this to those investigating the murder. Soon, not only is her career in jeopardy, so is her life. And that of Ash.In a style reminiscent of P.D. James, Jo Bannister writes a captivating novel complete with a surprising plot twist at the end. Even more, she creates characters who capture us. Even the ultimate bad guys have their good points throughout the story.I like Hazel’s spunk and courage, her willingness to risk her career and life for justice. Her relationship with Ash is full of caring and conflict. She believes him but resists his evidence of police corruption until it is almost too late.Ash’s transformation is even more dramatic than Hazel’s as he progresses from a recluse to a man risking a relationship with another human being.Deadly Virtue, published in 2013, is the first in a series of Hazel Best novels. Jo Bannister has me hooked and I look forward to reading the rest.

  • Val
    2019-02-18 09:57

    Having read a couple other books in the series first, I thought it was time to read the first book. This is one of those series where reading books in order is fairly essential. Events really are sequential as is character development. The other books make much better sense when you know the history of the characters. Gabriel Ash is know around town as "Rambles with Dogs". Hazel Best is the newest member of the Norbold police staff. They work together to solve a death and a long standing crime spree that otherwise would have gone unsolved. It is very well written and conceived.

  • Karen
    2019-02-21 10:58

    This was a well written police procedural.There is a suspicion that the police are on the take when a young black law student is put into the same cell as a racist and ends up dead.Policewoman Hazel Best puts here job on the line to investigate.She is perhaps the only person in town who is willing to listen to Gabriel Ash, who witnessed the events that night.It is a bit obvious who is in league with the drug dealer in town, but this was nicely plotted and entertaining.I borrowed a copy from the public library.

  • JB
    2019-03-16 06:13

    Jo Bannister hasn't written a bad book, love all her series (wish she would bring back the Castlemere series!) this is the start of a great new one, interesting characters, will leave you wanting to read the next one and the next one and the next one.

  • Lisa
    2019-03-04 13:24

    Enjoyed getting to know the characters. The ply was intriguing. A tad slow, but great how the killer was drawn out.

  • Camiwar
    2019-03-10 05:01

    As murder mysteries go, I really liked this book... not too grisly, but very mysterious right up to the end (and not too long of a book).

  • Jill Stirling
    2019-02-28 08:24

    I like Jo Bannister as a writer. Her Brodie Farrell series was very gripping. This Gabriel Ash series is quite interesting. A broken hero with a connection with a dog called Patience, an earnest policewoman, a gangster and police corruption. All characters are well drawn and very interesting. There was lots of action as the plot unfolds. I will be reading the rest with interest.

  • Mitch McCrimmon
    2019-03-13 08:08

    This is my first Jo Bannister book and I am looking forward to reading the second in this series. What I enjoyed most about this book was the quality of the writing. So engaging, down-to-earth and unpretentious. No long-winded passages or 10 dollar words. Characters were really easy to get interested in. Suspenseful plot and great ending. Really had everything I could want in a murder mystery - more of a cosy mystery than one with a lot of gratuitous action or violence but then this is one of the many things I prefer about British authors over American.

  • Marianne Burke
    2019-03-08 13:26

    Enjoyed this first outing of a series.

  • Shannon
    2019-03-20 09:13

    Jo Bannister (the author) is a gifted writer. I think she is mainly under the radar in the US; I can only hope she is more appreciated in her native Great Britain. This is a good book, with a strong plot, realistic characters (meaning they are multi-dimensional) who are likeable, even the not-so-honorable among them. (The real baddies are clearly despicable and no one wants to like them!)Quick overview: there's a troubled loner in town who tries to avoid social contact at all costs but his therapist has advised him to get a dog, which he has done and now he takes her for walks around a middle-England town, minding his own sad business. But we all know how futile THAT is, and so, a band of lay-abouts (wonderful British term!) attacks him for no reason. He sustains a concussion, but refuses to go to the hospital, so he is taken to the Police Station to recover. While there, a harmless young black man is his cell-mate for a short time. This fellow inmate (also NOT a criminal, but waiting for his solicitor--lawyer to you & me--to show up,) frantically tells the misfit that he (harmless young black man--yes, vital to plot) is going to die in the Police Station and that he (misfit loner) should remember that. He does indeed die and from there, the only person who believes the ML is a newbie lady constable. It develops that there is a wicked mole in the cop shop in the pocket of the real baddie of this book, the last criminal (ha!) in town. After much required deducing, hiding, pleading, other attacks and deaths, our hero and heroine (and dog!) win the day and a nice satisfying end is had by all. EXCEPT for my complaints: 1: (and this goes for all Jo Bannister stories) Too much moralizing and preaching. We either get it, or we don't, Jo...let it go.2: The fact that the good guy in this book, goes down the very same self-justifying route as the bad guy. I take exception to that, for many basic moral reasons, and one very good plot-line reason: it didn't work for the one and shouldn't work for the other.Recommendation: People who enjoy very strong female protagonists and ultra-sensitive, supportive male characters will love Bannister's work. (caveat: maybe not THIS particular book per se, but she has at least two other series which are based on the strong female/supportive male model.)

  • Brenda
    2019-03-16 13:10

    Gabriel Ash had spent the past four years in a fog of misery and grief, alone, lonely and quietly wondering if he had the strength to go on. His counsellor was his one constant and on her advice he got himself a dog. Patience was a perfect name for Ash’s constant companion; she was devoted to her master and even though they had only been together a few months, Ash found himself considering her, walking her and generally finding a little more to life than he had previously. But one night, out on their normal evening walk Ash was surrounded by about eight teenage boys – the beating he received at their hands was only curtailed by Patience’s interference. When the police arrived and took him to the station where he bunked in one of the cells to sleep, he had no idea that the next few hours were to change his life once again, and in a catastrophic manner…Jerome Cardy was taken into the police station after a minor traffic accident – but Jerome hadn’t wanted to be seen by the police. He was in constant fear for his life; he knew he was going to die, just the when and how he wasn’t sure about. But his fear was great, so when he ended up in a cell beside a sleeping and bloodied man with a dog lying beside him, he decided he needed to tell someone – he needed a witness. It was a shame his only witness was a concussed man who no-one believed anyway.Hazel Best was a new police recruit; her first days were interesting to say the least. But her encounter with Gabriel Ash had her thinking about recent events, and wondering how much she believed and how much was fabrication. As Hazel investigated, she began to uncover terrible secrets – but the danger escalated until she had no idea who she could trust. Would her new career be over before it had really begun? Would she even survive to further her career in the job she loved?This was a thoroughly enjoyable mystery. The twists were well done throughout the book, with a pace that kept the action going. It was also a nice, quick read with a satisfying ending. I loved Patience throughout – her character was wonderfully done. I have no hesitation in recommending this one, which I won through Book’dOut, so thanks Shelleyrae.

  • Grey853
    2019-03-19 09:02

    I was pleasantly surprised by this stand alone mystery by Jo Bannister. I've liked other mysteries by the same author, but the more recent ones haven't really appealed to me. What I liked most about this book was the main character of Gabriel Ash. We know from the beginning that he's been through something terrible, because he's obviously traumatized. He's gotten a dog to help him in his grief. The dog's name is Patience and while everyone assures him that it's fine and perfectly normal to talk to a dog, they say nothing about how normal it is to have the dog talk back. We don't really get Gabe's story until about halfway through the book. While it's rather farfetched, it's not completely out of the realm of possibility. It makes everything he does and how he's reacted much clearer to the reader.He walks around rather shell-shocked. Because of this overwhelming grief and difference, he becomes a target for abuse from the local thugs who apparently roam around the neighborhood like mad dogs, ready to attack someone just because they're bored. After he's attacked, he refuses to go to hospital. Instead, he's taken to jail to recover and his life changes even more drastically. He becomes a witness to a possible murder and police corruption, but he's not sure what he's seen or heard since he was concussed. Also people don't take him seriously because he's a bit of a "nutter".Another interesting character is Hazel Best. She's new to the station and quite frankly a bit naive for a police officer. Still she gets involved with Gabriel Ash after he tells her his story and her career and possibly her life are endangered. The weakest part of the novel is the plotting. It's pretty obvious what's going on and who's involved pretty quickly, but that didn't bother me that much. I wanted to know what happened to Gabriel and Patience. I'd be surprised if this didn't turn into a series. There were several open questions at the end. I could definitely see Gabriel and Hazel working together again and Patience watching the whole thing, keeping guard over her companion.

  • Lynn
    2019-03-19 05:21

    Deadly Virtues is the first book that I have read by Jo Bannister and it won't be the last. The location is Norbold England. A young law student Jerome Cardy is running scared as he fears for his life. He does not want an encounter with the police. Gabriel Ash who the locals calls Rambles with Dog is nearly beaten to death by local teen thugs. The two meet in jail where Gabriel is placed for overnight observation since he refuses to go the hospital. Jerome is jailed for fleeing an accident scene where he was not at fault. This starts the plot of the mystery.Hazel Best is a new recruit at the police department. She encounters Gabriel Ash in the park where he was being beaten by the thugs. Their lives are joined and they become a pair tracking down the. murderer. The pairing of the characters in this book was unique. Gabriel is a character immersed in tragedy but is fascinating. He surprises the other characters and perhaps the readers. At times he amuses one with his astute observations I enjoyed his relationship with Patience his dog. One can't help but root for Gabriel and hope something good will happen to him.Hazel takes her job very seriously and has a strong moral standard of what is right and wrong. She has a high regard for protecting the citizens of Norbold She is willing to be shunned by her work peers in order to do what she deems is correct. She is quite brave.If you like British mysteries or just mysteries, I recommend this book to read. I liked very much Jo Bannister's style of writing, her plotting and most of all her cast of characters. I am going to read the next book in the series as I enjoyed this one very much.

  • Jane
    2019-03-03 13:20

    I'm a huge Jo Bannister fan but somehow have fallen behind with her new series about Gabriel Ash. (My favorite is her Castlemere series.)Gabriel Ash is a man suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Once he worked for the government, in a behind-the-scenes computer job. But he apparently got too close to something and was warned to stop. When he didn't, he came home to find his wife and children gone. Disappeared without a clue. It's been four years, and he still doesn't know what happened to them or if they are alive. He has been hanging on to life, just barely. His therapist suggested he get a dog, and the dog is helping him get better. He talks to the dog, and she talks back. It's a wonderful way of presenting someone coping the best he can under tremendous strain. The locals consider him the town idiot, calling him Rambles with Dog, but he's not an idiot. He is a highly intelligent man who has been broken.Into this same village comes Hazel Best, a young police officer. A young man is beaten to death in a prison holding cell, and Gabriel Ash is the last person he speaks to. Hazel meets Ash in the course of the investigation and realizes that he isn't an idiot. She is the only one who believes him when he says that the youth knew he was going to be killed. Best and Ash get caught up in a conspiracy that reaches deep into the police department hierarchy. As they seek the truth and fear for their lives, they become friends. Bannister is great at presenting characters of depth and interest, and she has done so again in Deadly Virtues. I can't wait to get started on Perfect Sins, the second book in the series!

  • Mike Gabor
    2019-03-16 06:26

    A young police recruit, Hazel Best, is the lead character in this book. A man, Jerome Cardy, is found in his cell beaten to death by another inmate. Before his death Jerome told another inmate, Gabriel Ash, that if something should happen to him it isn't an accident. Unfortunately Gabriel Ash has some very severe mental problems and isn't the most reliable witness. The only one who seems to take him seriously is Hazel and she will surely be risking her career if she persues this matter.I was disappointed with this book. It seemed as though the author couldn't decide if she was going for a cozy mystery or a straight police procedural. I also found the character of Gabriel Ash to be a little far fetched. It also was fairly easy to figure out who the bad guys were and why they killed Jerome Cardy.

  • Scilla
    2019-03-19 06:04

    Hazel Best has joined the police department of Norbold, known as a very crime free place. Jerome Cardy knows he is going to die, and he does, in a cell in the police department. Gabriel Ash is under psychiatric care and is know as Rumbles with Dog by the locals. However, after he was beaten up by young hoodlums and resting in the unlocked police cell, Jerome is put with him and then transferred. As he leaves he whispers a cryptic message to Gabriel. Shortly thereafter he is beaten to death by a local crazy in his new cell. Gabriel repeats the message to Hazel, and then they try to solve the crime together after Hazel is put on leave for telling the police committee that she believes Jerome was purposely murdered. The story is very well done with good character development, particularly of Hazel and Gabriel.