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A Nasty Way To Die-bookcover

By: Peter Coe

A Nasty Way To Die

Pages: 152 Ratings: 3.7
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Revenge and retribution have struck down four violent men. Investigations into their past had shown them to have been officers in Salazar's feared secret police. They had committed monstrous crimes against innocent people during that repressive regime.

Now was the time of reckoning and they are being systematically killed in England, Portugal, The Netherlands and Germany - but by whom?

Met detectives Sam Redwood and Julia Tremaine travel to Lisbon to join the Policia Judicaria in the search for the killers. 

Peter Coe is a painter, writer, lecturer and arts correspondent. He has been an architect and a art dealer, he lives and works in Somerset.

Customer Reviews
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3 reviews
  • Christopher Beaver

    To call A Nasty Way To Die a thriller is to trivialize it. This book by Peter Coe is also an evocative portrayal of Lisbon in the 1960s at the time of the Salazar dictatorship and a cleverly worked plot that brings to life the insidious regime that plagued the country and its population until the revolution of 1974 that finally returned the country to democracy - an excellent read and thoroughly recommended.

  • Roger Makk

    '' A Nasty Way to Die '' is an enjoyable journey starting in rural Somerset and threading its way through to Portugal. As the murder mystery gradually unfolds the reader is regularly wined and dined whilst lavishly piled with interesting snippets of information on Iberian policework, history, architecture, etc, together with a little dash of romance. This culinary - detective - the love story is a very encouraging first novel by Peter Coe.

  • Bill Harris

    In Peter Coe's "A Nasty Way to Die" two well educated detectives take us, with a teasing hint of romance, from a sleepy S. Somerset village to a variety of European destinations in the hunt for the perpetrators of a series of gruesome murders. On the way we are treated to mouthwatering menus and impressive wine lists together with a well researched examination of the the more unsavoury aspects of Salazar's Portugal and more recent right-wing thuggery. I would have happily lingered longer in the Yeoford area but for gourmets with a soft spot for Portugal this is a rare treat.

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