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Author: Alex MacLean
ISBN: 1466396806
Language: English
Pages: 426 pages
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 1, 2011)
Rating: 4.8
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Alex MacLean is the author of Grave Situation, One Kill Away, and Sorrowful Road Alex Stanton has restored my faith in police procedural e-books.

Alex MacLean is the author of Grave Situation, One Kill Away, and Sorrowful Road. He makes his home in Canada where he has spent many years working in the security industry. He's currently at work on his fourth novel. Alex Stanton has restored my faith in police procedural e-books. I've also just bought Book 2 in this series to see if MacLean has managed to keep the impetus going. Sure, Grave Situation is graphic. Well, considering the topic, how could it be otherwise? A serial killer collecting body parts does not lend itself to gentle cozies.

Grave Situation book. Halifax cop Allan Stanton is a troubled homicide detective who has lost everything, including his family and his sense of justice. When he finally decides to leave the force and start over, he's assigned a string of murders that all bear the signs of a serial killer collecting trophies. As Stanton unravels each grisly crime scene, the mounting evidence points un Halifax cop Allan Stanton is a troubled homicide detective who has lost everything, including his family and his sense of justice.

Sorrowful Road (Detective Allan Stanton Book 3). Alex MacLean.

Halifax Homicide Detective Allan Stanton has been haunted for the last year by one case he couldn’t close: the brutal murder of a pretty twenty-two-year-old in Point Pleasant Park. On the anniversary of her death, the body of another young woman is found. The murders have all the signs of a serial killer collecting trophies, but the truth is something more bizarre. Sorrowful Road (Detective Allan Stanton Book 3).

pdf FREE Grave Situation (Allan Stanton, Read Online. When he finally decides to leave the force and start over, he’s assigned a string of murders that all bear the signs of a serial killer collecting trophies. As Stanton unravels each grisly crime scene, the mounting evidence points uncomfortably close to him and a case more disturbing than anything he’s ever seen.

Allan parked in the back and then went inside. A dispatcher led him to the chief’s office.

You can read book Grave Situation by Alex Maclean in our library for absolutely free. Allan parked in the back and then went inside. David rose from his chair and reached out across the desk to greet him. I’m pleased to meet you. Allan mustered a smile. Exchanging handshakes, he noticed David’s firm grip, the smile so wide on his face that it deepened the crinkles around his eyes. Where would you like to start? With the reports, Allan replied. Has the autopsy results come in? David remained standing.

GRAVE SITUATION (Book 1) - Halifax cop Allan Stanton is a troubled homicide detective who has lost everything .

GRAVE SITUATION (Book 1) - Halifax cop Allan Stanton is a troubled homicide detective who has lost everything, including his family and his sense of justice. One Kill Away (Book 2) - In this sequel to Grave Situation, Detective Allan Stanton has walked away from his job to reconnect with his young son-until a killer starts methodically carving his way through the city's underbelly. His ex-partner needs help, and Stanton reluctantly returns.

Grave Situation By Alex MacLean Halifax cop Allan Stanton is a troubled homicide detective who has lost everything, including his family and his sense of justice.

When Edgar Allan Poe first introduced the world to C. Auguste Dupin, he hit on a winning formula. Dupin was Sherlock Holmes before Sherlock Holmes, a genius detective who first appeared in The Murders in the Rue Morgue, first published on this day in 1841. In that story, the first locked-room mystery, two women are dead and only a bloody straight razor, two bags of gold coins and some tufts of hair are found in the room with their bodies.

Alex MacLean (MacLean, Alex). used books, rare books and new books. Grave Situation (Detective Allan Stanton): ISBN 9781466396807 (978-1-4663-9680-7) Softcover, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Over: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point. Find all books by 'Alex MacLean' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Alex MacLean'. Grave Situation (Detective Allan Stanton). ISBN 9780810971455 (978-0-8109-7145-5) Hardcover, Abrams, 2008.

Halifax cop Allan Stanton is a troubled homicide detective who has lost everything, including his family and his sense of justice. When he finally decides to leave the force and start over, he's assigned a string of murders that all bear the signs of a serial killer collecting trophies.As Stanton unravels each grisly crime scene, the mounting evidence points uncomfortably close to him and a case more disturbing than anything he's ever seen.
Comments (7)
Winn
I looked at a couple of other reviews of this book and thought, "huh?" 'Too long?' 'Too dark?' Then don't read this type of book.

Alex Stanton has restored my faith in police procedural e-books. The fact that I'm impelled to write a review confirms that. I've also just bought Book 2 in this series to see if MacLean has managed to keep the impetus going.

Sure, Grave Situation is graphic. Well, considering the topic, how could it be otherwise? A serial killer collecting body parts does not lend itself to gentle cozies.

Enjoyed the Canadian setting as well as the ultra-complex plot points. Keep going, Alex MacLean. Enjoyed this much and will discuss it with others.
Daizil
Allan Stanton of the Major Crimes police unit in Halifax is not your usual jaundiced detective caught up in his own cynical clever prejudices. He is rather a surprisingly sensitive detective whose dedication and drive to bring the perpetrators of major crimes to justice also cost him his marriage. He cuts a rather lonely type of person with huge insight into the characters of the victims as well as the perpetrators.
He is daily confronted with the dregs in society...the prostitutes, the addicts, the drunks and the violent undertow of the desperate.
This is where the talent of this author really shines. He manages to bring characters to life in vivid broad strokes of stark realism and yet intense dearness that brings a pang of sympathy to the heart of the reader for some of these defectives of human society.
The character of an addict like Cathy, her loneliness, her fight against the demons of drug addiction and eventual suicide is pictured with a rare poignancy that is moving and leaving you with a lasting impression of regret for the waste of such great human potential.
Similarly with the character of Johnny, the amicable, likeable town drunk and recluse who as scholar was predicted to have a huge future awaiting. Now a victim of a sick killer.
Then there is Hoss, the abused kid. And Trixie the prostitute. And a young security guard whose dilligence resulted in his own death prematurely.
This is no ordinary police procedural either. The entire story is permeated by a pervasive sadness that tugs at your heart.
This is the kind of book that belongs on the top best seller list for months and months on end. Now that I have "discovered" this author, I definitely want to read more of his work ( and Allan Stanton). So will you.
Foiuost
Well, once again I have read a series out of order. I first read One Kill Away (Bk 2) a short while ago and loved it! I then added GRAVE SITUATION to my wish list. I received a digital copy from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review ... thank you so much!

Allan Stanton is a great series character. He has personal issues with an ex-wife and a young son that he doesn't get to see near often enough. Being a detective, he sees all the worst of humanity and the more he sees, the more he wants to walk away. He has just about decided to leave the force and move closer to where his son resides.

But right now he has another case. A string of murders with the serial killer taking trophies from each of his victims. These are gruesome murders and there's no rhyme nor reason to why these particular people were chosen.

The story line is well written. Dialogue is believable. Characters are carefully fleshed out to show not only the good, but the bad as well.
And... I have it on good authority that we will definitely see more adventures of Allan Stanton.

4.5 stars
Coiriel
A very good first novel for Mr. MacLean. Well written, nicely paced. We have a man driven to murder. First a prostitute, then a homeless man. He takes body parts. What is truly interesting (and sick), is what he is doing with them. As the story develops, we discover that there is much more to the story than just a serial killer taking body parts. The protagonist of the story, Allan, is having trouble because he really wants to out an end to his police career. He has lost his family, especially his young son, to his not being around enough because of his cases. He meets a young woman, the sister of the prostitute, who he takes a liking to and what happens to her really breaks him up. All in all, a very nice read. Looking forward to reading more from Mr. MacLean.
Brialelis
I really enjoyed this book. The main character, Allan Stanton, is excellent, as are most of the characters in the book; I even had some sympathy for the killer, that's how well MacLean created the people in his story. The plot is good, and different from what you'd expect; but while you're told who the killer is fairly soon, you won't figure out what the bigger picture is and who's behind it until MacLean tells you...that doesn't happen often to me, and I love when an author keeps me guessing until he lets me know what's what. MacLean also did a good job when giving information about the lives of the characters and descriptive passages; iboth offered enough and not too much, and there were no slow, dragging parts in the book. He also handled conveying a characters history well; it was done with a smooth transition rather than abrubly jarring you out of the story, as can sometimes happen. And there was no cliffhanger ending! Thank you for that! I look forward to the next book with Stanton, and hope Stanton finds a way to stay a cop AND be with his family, as I hope there will several more books featuring him.
virus
Sad book on too many levels. poorly written. too long. too many unnecessary flashbacks. Cliche after cliche in genre after genre. just a grim book about obsessive self destructive characters. I stopped reading when I realized I was hoping Allan Stanton would take the bullet so we would all be spared the angst. Author is not capable of creating a sympathetic character. a good editor could correct typos and poor grammar and usage errors which abound but it would still be a hateful book.