Book number 8 from Stephen Puleston in the Inspector Drake series, A Cold Dark Heart.
It begins with Drake and the team being called out to a eighty nine year old man, Emyr Isaac, who is found dead, after what seems to be a robbery gone wrong. As the investigation continues, not only does Drake find lots of elderly deaths happening, but he also has to deal with his new boss telling him that HE will be officer in charge of the case and not Drake. As the investigation deepens it seems they are looking for a serial killer, but a serial killer that is placed dangerously closer to the elderly than anyone could know!
A book that is able to be read as a stand alone but, with any series if you start from the beginning you find a depth to the characters. Stephen’s writing, as always has you living in the pages of the story and alongside the characters.