Good People: A Mystery

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 16, 2013 - Fiction - 336 pages
17 Reviews

A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

Detective Sergeant Glyn Capaldi, fallen from grace and exiled from Cardiff to the Welsh countryside, does his best to serve as the catchall detective in the big bit in the middle that God gave to the sheep. It’s a place where nothing of any significance is meant to happen, a place where his superiors believe he can do little harm.

But trouble has a way of catching up with Capaldi. Six men and a young woman disappear after a night of rugby and drink. They don’t all reappear. The ones who do are “good people,” and they give a reasonable explanation for the absence of the woman and their friend. Only Capaldi remains unconvinced. In the face of opposition, Capaldi delves deeper and starts to uncover a network of conflicts, betrayals, and depravity that resonates below the outwardly calm surface of rural respectability.

An atmospheric, criminally smart new police procedural that brilliantly evokes Wales, Good People marks the introduction of a compelling detective and the arrival of a shining new talent in crime fiction, Ewart Hutton.

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I also found the ending to be less than satisfactory. - Goodreads
A so-so police procedural. - Goodreads
The ending felt alittle rushed. - Goodreads

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User Review  - RowingRabbit - LibraryThing

This guy needs a vacation. This is the first in a series featuring DS Glyn Capaldi. Once a rising star in the big city, he has been banished to the small town of Dinas in rural Wales after screwing up ... Read full review

Review: Good People (DS Glyn Capaldi Mystery #1)

User Review  - John Brooke - Goodreads

This is a good one. A fairly common theme, but well done. Ie: Supposedly upstanding citizens of a small isolated community share and fiercely guard sordid secrets, using their “good people” status to ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Ewart Hutton was born and raised in and around Glasgow before attending university in Manchester and then working in London. He has won numerous awards and prizes for his radio plays, which have been produced for BBC Radio. His stage play won the joint Traverse Theatre and Scottish Television Enterprise’s Comedy Play Competition. He lives on the Welsh Marches with his wife. Good People is his first novel.

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