Secrets of a Rookie Detective in Talking to the Dead

Talking to the DeadIt was a tragic crime scene with a young mother dead and her six-year-old daughter murdered with their bodies found in an abandoned house they were squatting in. In the midst of the blood and squalor was an unlikely clue- a credit card owned by a wealthy businessman who died months ago. Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths, a junior member of the team, is assigned to track down the card, but her involvement with the case is shaky at best.

Griffiths is an outsider, not a team player, and considered odd by the other detectives, but she can also be brilliant. This case has become an obsession for her with the image of the little girl etched in Griffith’s memory, so, unable to stop herself, Griffiths pursues the investigation on her own going beyond protocol. Her work pays off when she discovers another murdered woman, but this is not the end of the case. It’s only the beginning of something bigger and deadlier in Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham.


Christina Callison has been blogging about books for the library’s website since 2006. She has read hundreds of books that include mysteries, fantasies, horror, thrillers, non-fiction, general fiction, and some science fiction. She continues with her goal of finding new books and authors to recommend.