Bone & Cane by David Belbin Online

Bone & Cane
Title : Bone & Cane
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ISBN : 1906994137
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 253 pages

In Nottingham, 1997, Labour MP Sarah Bone celebrates a successful campaign to secure an appeal for convicted murderer Ed Clark But she soon discovers that he might be guilty after all Driven to uncover the truth about Ed, she also has to fight the most important election of a generation, one she is expected to lose Nick Cane is also fresh out of prison Working illegall In Nottingham, 1997, Labour MP Sarah Bone celebrates a successful campaign to secure an appeal for convicted murderer Ed Clark But she soon discovers that he might be guilty after all Driven to uncover the truth about Ed, she also has to fight the most important election of a generation, one she is expected to lose Nick Cane is also fresh out of prison Working illegally as a cabby, he finds he s now a colleague to Ed Clark And since he s seeing Polly Bolton, the sister of the man Ed is meant to have murdered, Nick needs to find the truth as much as Sarah does


Bone & Cane Reviews

  • Pauline Ross

    This is a British political thriller and murder mystery combined set in Nottingham A couple who were lovers at university have been separated by time and differing circumstances Sarah Bone is now a Labour MP, Nick Cane is just released from a five year prison stint for growing and distributing dope The murder mystery concerns a man acquitted after an appeal which Sarah helped to orchestrate, but who she discovers might be guilty after all The story takes as its backdrop the 1997 General Ele This [...]

  • Martin Cooper

    David Belbin s novel has been in the top ten at for several weeks It introduces an unusual and dynamic crime partnership , according to regional fiction specialists Tindal Street Press a pretty dynamic bunch themselves three Booker nominations since 2003.Sarah Bone is young, female and a Labour MP, still in opposition in early 1997 She has made a name for herself as a campaigner for penal reform The book opens at a party to celebrate the release of a man wrongly convicted fo David Belbin s nove [...]

  • jazz-ee2

    Reading for The Walk Cafe Book Club, meeting Thursday 28th July at 7pm Political crime thriller set in Nottingham, I don t do politics in books and really wasn t looking forward to this, however once I started reading it I couldn t put it down It s not necessarily gritty or fast paced as a crime thriller, however for me the character worked well, giving a sense of time, place and person.Set against the backdrop of the 1997 general election where Labour won by a landlside majority, it tells the R [...]

  • Kate

    This was on offer for 1 on Kindle Was the first book I read on Kindle iPad app, and enjoyed the experience Liked the fact that I recognised a lot of the settings in the book being a local lass , the book kept my attention and I stayed up later than I should in order to finish it Didn t particularly warm to the characters, but overall a good read, and good value for money Not particularly interested in reading any of Belbin s other books.

  • Rita

    The Walk Book Club book for July 2011 Meeting on 28th July at 7pm.I would have preferred it if this was just a crime novel I found the election stuff boring Liked reading about places that I know in Nottingham and the caves were mentioned It didn t take long to read but I don t think I ll read by this author.

  • Heather

    Read this book in a day, but it s not overly long Gave it 3 stars Yes I enjoyed it but felt the end left me a little cold No real resolutions or outcomes Well written and an easy read Didn t quite get why some characters did what they did even though the author tried to round it all off But all in all an enjoyable read.

  • John

    I added this to my to read list following a brief, but positive review in The Times , but I was disappointed To my mind the combination of politics and crime did not work well and although the basic premise was interesting neither the plotting nor the actual writing were strong enough to take it forward so as to be really interesting.