Murderland by Pamela Murray – Book Review



When DI Joe Burton and DS Sally Fielding are called to investigate a suspicious death in a care home, it is just the start of their problems.

As further bodies are discovered, with playing cards placed beside their bodies, the Manchester police realise they have their work cut out.

With the press closing in on the case, a criminal profiler is called in to help work out what the killer’s motive is.

With the clock ticking and more victims uncovered, Fielding and Burton must race to track down a twisted killer before it’s too late.

But could the killer be closer to home than anyone ever imagined?



“Her head lay a few feet away, face up, blank eyes staring into space. After giving it a fleeting glance, the attacker flicked something into the widening pool of blood that had now almost surrounded her body, then walked towards the illuminated exit sign at the far end of the warehouse and out into the cold evening air.”

DI Joe Burton and DS Sally Fielding are about to go home after a long shift, but they are then called to a local nursing home for a suspicious death….

While death in a are home is not unusual, in this instance a doctor and the police surgeon feel there may be something more sinister going on….An elderly man has been found dead, but dressed in some unusual clothes and a playing card has been purposely left by the body.

Soon two more bodies are found, also with a playing card beside the body….just what is connecting these three victims? Just how many more will die before they find out?

I enjoyed the relationship between Burton and Fielding, the in depth investigation and the descriptive writing which builds tension slowly until the gripping ending…..very entertaining.

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook  in exchange for my honest, unbiased review




Pamela Murray is from the North East of England, and has spent most of her life living in Boldon. She began writing at an early age when she and her school friend used to write stories for one another. The writing continued on and off over the years, but was only recently reignited when the same school friend introduced her to the local writers group she was in.

Pamela had intended to enter Journalism after leaving school but found herself going to work in a Public Library instead, and has always had more than a passing interest in books and literature.

When not writing, Pamela is passionate about Cinema and her three grandchildren. She has also appeared as a Supporting Artiste in two episodes of the hit TV crime series “Vera”.


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