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The Poisoned Rock [EPUB] ✻ The Poisoned Rock By Robert Daws – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In London, the British Government has declassified a large number of top secret files regarding British Military Intelligence operations during World War II One file, concerning espionage operations o In London, the British Government has declassified a large number of top secret files regarding British Military Intelligence operations during World War II One file, concerning espionage operations on Gibraltar, has been smuggled out of the UK to Spain It contains The Poisoned Epub / information that will draw Sullivan and Broderick into the dark and treacherous world of wartime Gibraltar a place where saboteurs and espionage plots abounded, and where double and triple agents from Britain, Germany and Spain were at war in a treacherous and deadly game of undercover operations It is only a matter of time before past and present collide and a dangerous battle begins to conceal the truth about the Rock s poisonous wartime history Detectives Sullivan and Broderick become caught in a tangled web of intrigue and murder that will once again test their skills and working relationship to the very limit.

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • The Poisoned Rock
  • Robert Daws
  • 02 August 2017
  • 1911331213

About the Author: Robert Daws

As an actor, Robert Daws has appeared in leading roles in a number of award winning and long running British television series, including Jeeves and Wooster, Casualty, The House of Eliott, Outside Edge, Roger Roger, Sword of Honour, Take A Girl The Poisoned Epub / Like You, Doc Martin, New Tricks, Midsomer Murders, Rock and Chips, The Royal, Death in Paradise, Father Brown and PoldarkHis recent work for the stage includes the national tours of Michael Frayn s Alarms and Excursions, and David Harrower s Blackbird In the West End, he has recently appeared as Dr John Watson in The Secret of Sherlock Holmes, Geoffrey Hammond in Public Property, Jim Hacker in Yes, Prime Minister and John Betjeman in Summoned by BetjemanHis many BBC radio performances include Arthur Lowe in Dear Arthur, Love John, Ronnie Barker in Goodnight from Him and Chief Inspector Trueman in Trueman and Riley, the long running police detective series he co created with writer Brian B ThompsonRobert s second and third Sullivan and Broderick novels Poisoned Rock and Killing Rock will be published in September and early , respectively His first novella, The Rock, has been optioned and is being developed for television.



10 thoughts on “The Poisoned Rock

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    The Poisoned Rock is the second book in The Rock Murder Mysteries series I haven t actually read the first but found that this one read easily as a stand alone and didn t feel in anyway at a disadvantage by not having reading the first.The series is set in Gibraltar and like Tamara Sullivan, I very much found myself falling in love with this fabulous place Through the authors writing, I could easily envision myself there, with all the sights, sounds and smells It certainly had me wanting to p The Poisoned Rock is the second book in The Rock Murder Mysteries series I haven t actually read the first but found that this one read easily as a stand alone and didn t feel in anyway at a disadvantage by not having reading the first.The series is set in Gibraltar and like Tamara Sullivan, I very much found myself falling in love with this fabulous place Through the authors writing, I could easily envision myself there, with all the sights, sounds and smells It certainly had me wanting to pack my bags and hop on the next available plane.I really enjoyed the whole story line of a film crew coming out to make a film based on the legendary story of The Queen of Diamonds Unfortunately someone isn t so happy about this legendary tale re surfacing and does their best to stop the film from happening.Sullivan and Broderick are great characters They are both different yet bring something unique to the table Sullivan actually comes across as thestronger out of the two I think with Broderick s family life, we see afragile and softer side to him, though when it comes to his work he is not afraid to show his authority but will give credit where credit is due.The Poisoned Rock is very much a novel filled with mystery and suspense The author kept me guessing throughout and the revelations at the end were well worth waiting for The ideal read for fans of this genre.My thanks to the author for a copy of this book All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway

  2. Leah Leah says:

    The evil that women doTamara Sullivan is still on secondment to the Royal Gibraltar Police Force, and is as intrigued as everyone else that a top Hollywood star has come to the island to make a movie The film is about a war time spy, known as the Queen of Diamonds, although no one is quite sure whether she existed or is a legend However, the film has triggered a lot of interest in this old story, not all of it positive Soon Sullivan and her boss, Chief Inspector Gus Broderick, find themsel The evil that women doTamara Sullivan is still on secondment to the Royal Gibraltar Police Force, and is as intrigued as everyone else that a top Hollywood star has come to the island to make a movie The film is about a war time spy, known as the Queen of Diamonds, although no one is quite sure whether she existed or is a legend However, the film has triggered a lot of interest in this old story, not all of it positive Soon Sullivan and her boss, Chief Inspector Gus Broderick, find themselves investigating murder, but to understand the motive and find the culprit they will have to delve into the murky world of espionage on wartime Gibraltar, and the treacheries and betrayals that are still casting a dark shadow into the presentThis is the second in this series of police procedurals set on Gibraltar, and both Sullivan and Broderick already feel like well established characters The first, The Rock, was short almost novella length but this one is a full length novel with a muchcomplex plot I get a bit tired of Britain s obsession with WW2 so had lowered my expectations a little, but I must admit Daws has found what feels to me like an original and credible way to make those long past days relevant to his plot I soon turned my expectations back up, and settled in for a convoluted but never confusing ride through the shadowy world of agents and double agents, blackmail, intrigue and revenge The police procedural aspect is done very well Daws shows the painstaking work of gathering information and evidence while never allowing it to bog the story down with too much detail But the detectives get to the solution by proper police work rather than by unbelievable leaps of intuition or amazing coincidences Sullivan and Broderick work well as a partnership, their confidence and trust in each other growing as they get to know each other better We also see how they work within the wider team, and they try to stick within the rules as much as they can Happily, the police are the goodies and the villains are the baddies that shouldn t feel refreshing, really, but it does The whole thing leads up to a tense thriller ending, but one that stays well within the credibility lines The setting is great Gibraltar is such an oddity a little slice of leftover British Empire hanging onto the coast of Spain, and in this book, Daws show the tensions between the Spanish and Gibraltarian authorities over the contested peninsula He also gives a good feeling for the Rock in wartime, used as a base of operations with most of the civilians evacuated and the place full of troops and spies, all plotting against each other But it s not one of the half past half present stories that are so prevalent at the moment This story takes place fully in the present with only brief snatches of the past, like flashbacks in a TV show In fact, the whole thing reads very much like a blueprint for a TV show with short chapters taking us quickly between fast moving scenes Hardly surprising, given Daws background as a TV actor and writer, and I believe the series is under consideration for TV adaptation I reckon it would work brilliantly and can t help seeing Daws himself as Broderick I thoroughly enjoyed my second trip to Gibraltar with Sullivan and Broderick and am looking forward to seeing how the series progresses I believe the third one is due out this summer sometime, butis being unusually secretive about the date I shall be keeping my beady eyes open for it though Highly recommended as a well written, fast paced and credible police procedural with likeable lead characters in an interesting setting really, whatcould you ask for NB This book was provided for review by the publisher, Urbane Press.www.fictionfanblog.wordpress.com

  3. Sue Gale Sue Gale says:

    A New Top Notch Crime SeriesAn excellent follow on to the first meeting of Sullivan and Broderick this book establishes them further as a crime duo to follow and hopefully will be the first of many further adventures.Well drawn believable characters take us through a well drawn and executed plot that has us guessing to the final pages bravo Mr Daws you write an exciting and enticing story and I await many

  4. Noelle Noelle says:

    My thanks to the author for providing me with a review copy which I chose to read review.Set in Gibraltar, readers are faced with secrets, lies, grief, justice, blackmail and revenge.I have to be honest and say that although there was a fab hook at the start, the next few chapters were a bit of a slow burner for me There was a lot going on, moving from the past and present that I did find it a little hard going That being said, once we were back in the present time and the police became involv My thanks to the author for providing me with a review copy which I chose to read review.Set in Gibraltar, readers are faced with secrets, lies, grief, justice, blackmail and revenge.I have to be honest and say that although there was a fab hook at the start, the next few chapters were a bit of a slow burner for me There was a lot going on, moving from the past and present that I did find it a little hard going That being said, once we were back in the present time and the police became involved well, the pace picked up and I enjoyed the narrative.This was my first experience of DS Tamara Sullivan and I don t think it will be my last Tamara is back in Gibraltar after a secondment finds her teamed up with Chief Inspector Gus Broderick Although this is book 2 in the series, there was enough information of the backstory, I did not find myself lost In fact, it made me want to go back and read the first book in the series Tamara was a fabulous character and a strong female lead she may be a bit unconventional, but she gets results I also thought her relationship with Broderick was great there was tension but also mutual respect and the pair worked well in solving the crimes.The antagonist for me was a total surprise No Spoilers and I really enjoyed how the story wrapped up There was murder, mystery, a reflection on how past actions have future consequences and some fantastic characters I definitely recommend giving this book a read

  5. Craig Sisterson Craig Sisterson says:

    THE POISONED ROCK offers a spiderweb of a plot set against a vividly evoked Mediterranean setting, and secret machinations that span several decades Gibraltar is a British shard jutting into the Mediterranean, looking across the sea to Morocco while geographically attached to Spain It has a much fought over history, and an interesting mix of a populace Daws does a great job capturing that blend of history, geography, and sociology and texturing it into his mystery tale rather smoothly In mod THE POISONED ROCK offers a spiderweb of a plot set against a vividly evoked Mediterranean setting, and secret machinations that span several decades Gibraltar is a British shard jutting into the Mediterranean, looking across the sea to Morocco while geographically attached to Spain It has a much fought over history, and an interesting mix of a populace Daws does a great job capturing that blend of history, geography, and sociology and texturing it into his mystery tale rather smoothly In modern Gibraltar, a film is being made about the Queen of Diamonds, a controversial war time British spy But the shoot isn t going entirely smoothly Then the murders start Detective Tamara Sullivan is a relative newcomer to the Rock , having been unceremoniously exiled from her previously promising career with the London Metropolitan Police She was meant to be on a three month secondment , but her future s unclear Chief Inspector Gus Broderick of the Royal Gibraltar Police Force is an old school copper who s grown to trust Sullivan in a short time Together they have to investigate just what is going on, and whether the old stories behind the Queen of Diamonds legend, true or false, are playing a part in the current day mayhem Does the motive for the violence lie in the past, or is that just a smokescreen for somethingmodern and personal There s an awful lot to like about Robert Daws storytelling He handles a complex plot with many strands very well, never allowing it to get away from him or become overwhelming He does a great job bringing war time intrigue and post war European spycraft to vivid life, and gives a real sense of the feel of different times in history, past and present I ve never been to Gibraltar, and knew very little about it, but felt I had a strong sense of the place or a clear impression, at least after reading this Daws builds a very realistic and authentic feeling world of the British peninsula and southern Spain buildings, cafes, plazas, alleyways He captures the hustle and bustle of a sunny place that can be flooded by tourists, and the contrasts between those who come and go and the locals who live and work there all year round All of this is threaded throughout a fascinating plotline that blends murder mystery with spy story THE POISONED ROCK was a remarkably fast read that didn t feel breezy or underdone There was some texture and richness as the pages whirred Overall, I enjoyed it thoroughly

  6. Elizabeth Lloyd Elizabeth Lloyd says:

    The Poisoned Rock, though set mainly in present day Gibraltar, also takes us back to events in 1942 and the repercussions of the murder of a young prostitute Chief Inspector Gus Broderick and Detective Sergeant Tamara Sullivan are embroiled in a complex investigation of murder and abduction which takes them over the border into Spain, exploring the background to the film, Queen of Diamonds, currently in production on the streets of Gibraltar.The film set and the relationships of director, pro The Poisoned Rock, though set mainly in present day Gibraltar, also takes us back to events in 1942 and the repercussions of the murder of a young prostitute Chief Inspector Gus Broderick and Detective Sergeant Tamara Sullivan are embroiled in a complex investigation of murder and abduction which takes them over the border into Spain, exploring the background to the film, Queen of Diamonds, currently in production on the streets of Gibraltar.The film set and the relationships of director, producer and Hollywood star are described with veracity and interest, as you would expect from the author, Robert Daws, and the increasingly mysterious story of espionage and heartless murder is difficult to put down The varied characters make guessing the culprit or culprits almost impossible and you will be intrigued by the final denouement.Although complete in itself, this is the second book about the investigations of Broderick and Sullivan and as I learntabout them, I looked forward to further developments at the office of the Royal Gibraltar Police Department, in the next book, to be published in 2017

  7. Louise (Bookmarks and Stages blog Cannon Louise (Bookmarks and Stages blog Cannon says:

    The Poisoned Rock begins in 1942 It s a whole new case within this series There is a well thought out quote used from William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet at the beginning, which sets the scene up for what s to come in excellent manner.Both books, although are part of a series, also work well as stand alone books I would say the writing has improved within this book in terms of the flow of it, especially, but both are worth reading Again, there is an excellent prologue, setting this scene The Poisoned Rock begins in 1942 It s a whole new case within this series There is a well thought out quote used from William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet at the beginning, which sets the scene up for what s to come in excellent manner.Both books, although are part of a series, also work well as stand alone books I would say the writing has improved within this book in terms of the flow of it, especially, but both are worth reading Again, there is an excellent prologue, setting this scene for the rest of the book and a murder already committed There s no having to wait, wondering when the action to begin in these books.There s murder, offshore accounts, secrets and jeopardy within the well written pages of this book.The book spans seamlessly and effortlessly between the 40 s 60 s and Present day as well as a number of locations Importantly, it all makes sense and flows easily when reading It is well constructed and the time frames are well stated in each part and they all fit together well within the plot There are also enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing within this book, which can be read as part of the series or it stands alone pretty well too.Readers are quick to learn a little about Gibraltar s Second World War history before being transported to the present day where Tamara Sullivan is still serving out her enforced secondment.Within this book, there are secrets revealed of British Intelligence and a film crew filming about The Queen of Diamonds about a spy in the Second World War There are creatively crafted twists and turns surrounding this mysterious spy and the film, showing that its mere creation hasto it than meets the eye.There is much intrigue surrounding the film, creating just about enough tension just who is the mysterious figure observing screenwriter, Josh Cornwallis There s alsothan just film action surrounding the film s producer Gabriel Isolde.These scenes are written with complete believability, as you can imagine with the acting experience Robert Daws has and whats it adds much to the storyline in a positive way.The chapters of the book move the story onwards, effortlessly between the film set and the activities of Broderick and Sullivan Throughout the book, remains an excellently written, sense of place Theof these books that are read, theyou get a feel of Gibraltar.This book, also however, also takes readers to a crime committed in Marbella after the victim, Krystle Changtai disappeared from Gibraltar.People who are not all they first seem to be There is alsothan just the glamour of designer dresses and shoes to contend with adding to the intrigue of this captivating book.Lech Jasinski is an interesting character who was a Polish soldier, serving in Iraq and we get a sense of his PTSD There s alsoto him than what can possibly be first presumed The characterisation of Lech is good, there s enough written to create a tension and an air of mystery.It s not all about murder Readers are treated to really being able to get to knowabout the characters who work for the police service in Gibraltar in terms of their background, which I also enjoyed.This series was optioned for TV and when reading the books, it is clear that they would be a good fit as it were The chapters are written exquisitely and almost like they could be scenes.All in all, Robert Daws has created books with mystery, intrigue and an air of beauty in terms of the setting and all fit together very well indeed to create a compelling and very readable series These are all the books at time of writing that are within this series A Rock Ghost Story is completely stand alone

  8. Robin Chambers Robin Chambers says:

    A book to be savoured by connoisseurs of the genre, this is an assured and polished piece of work by a very competent writer who is a master of the genre Robert Daws has such an intimate knowledge of the Rock and a number of venues in Southern Spain that he is able almost effortlessly to gain credibility for his narrative with a wealth of incidental detail streets, key buildings, cafes, squares, alleys The story is satisfyingly complex, involving not only the minutiae of a modern day po A book to be savoured by connoisseurs of the genre, this is an assured and polished piece of work by a very competent writer who is a master of the genre Robert Daws has such an intimate knowledge of the Rock and a number of venues in Southern Spain that he is able almost effortlessly to gain credibility for his narrative with a wealth of incidental detail streets, key buildings, cafes, squares, alleys The story is satisfyingly complex, involving not only the minutiae of a modern day police investigation into a number of murders but also weaving in the strategic importance of Gibraltar, its history and culture and the murky world of espionage during and following WW2 The clues are there, artfully placed, and the story unfolds at just the right pace I especially appreciated the way in which the author used perceptive descriptive detail to develop our knowledge and understanding of each of the characters without ever slowing the pace of the narrative The old man poured the fine Rioja into two sparkling glasses, his steady hand and his eye for a generous measure belying his age and frailty That s the way to do it The short chapters move the story along at a clip The medical and forensic detail are well researched Petechial haemorrhages were also present in Martinez, indicating asphyxiation as the principal cause of death The reader isthan willing to take the author s word for it There are strong images that deepen our sense of the evil that has been and is being perpetrated The clatter from the cobble stoned street below and the hubbub from the caf on the opposite corner seemed to violate the room A dry sense of humour pervades the narrative Possibly the most painful thing I have ever experienced, Sullivan And I ve given birth to two children, the chief super replied But thanks for your concern There are a few minor slip ups on the foreign language front that the author will want swiftly to correct Buenos noches instead of Buenas noches , Liguine al frutti di mare instead of Linguine ai frutti di mare , aqua sin gas instead of agua sin gas , and Miquel Columbus instead of Miguel Columbus incidental details that can easily be taken care of Overall, this was a relaxing and enjoyable read I congratulate the author on a sound and skilful piece of work

  9. emmabbooks emmabbooks says:

    Murder, mystery and history on GibraltarA film is being made about a war time spy, and then murders start happening Are the two connected This is a great murder mystery set on Gibraltar, with excursions into neighbouring Spain War time documents, British Government secrets and the police desperate to find the murderer before he she strikes again combine to give the reader plenty to get involved in The chapters are very short, with plenty of action and twists, and a fast, exciting pace Set am Murder, mystery and history on GibraltarA film is being made about a war time spy, and then murders start happening Are the two connected This is a great murder mystery set on Gibraltar, with excursions into neighbouring Spain War time documents, British Government secrets and the police desperate to find the murderer before he she strikes again combine to give the reader plenty to get involved in The chapters are very short, with plenty of action and twists, and a fast, exciting pace Set among the streets of Gibraltar plenty of pubs, restaurants, parks and streets are featured, which adds a great dimension for anyone thinking of visiting Gibraltar or who already knows the peninsular There seemed to be a lot of characters as I began the book, but I quickly got involved in the story, and the characters all became clear in their different roles Each page is watermarked, which added to the attraction of the book, and did not detract at all from the clarity of the print A great looking gift for any mystery thriller lover from young to old This is the 2nd book in the Detectives Sullivan and Broderick series, and the first that I have read It works well as a standalone book I understand that the 3rd book in the series is due out in the summer of 2018 I m looking forward to reading it 5 s from me as I loved the details about Gibraltar, was completely involved in the story, and learnt a little about wartime Gibraltar as well

  10. Carl Carl says:

    The Poisoned Rock is the 2nd entry in the Sullivan and Broderick Murder Investigations by Robert Daws The first book in the series The Rock, a novella, is the debut crime novella by TV stage actor and broadcaster Daws The Poisoned Rock is a great murder mystery set on Gibraltar, with excursions into neighboring Spain, WWII war time documents, and British Government spies and secrets With one murder investigation successfully under their belts see The Rock , Sullivan and her commandin The Poisoned Rock is the 2nd entry in the Sullivan and Broderick Murder Investigations by Robert Daws The first book in the series The Rock, a novella, is the debut crime novella by TV stage actor and broadcaster Daws The Poisoned Rock is a great murder mystery set on Gibraltar, with excursions into neighboring Spain, WWII war time documents, and British Government spies and secrets With one murder investigation successfully under their belts see The Rock , Sullivan and her commanding officer, Chief Inspector Gus Broderick, settle down to regular police work under the sunny Mediterranean skies A film crew has arrived on the Rock to shoot a movie about one of the most enigmatic and legendary spies of the war years The Queen of Diamonds Soon, a complex investigation of murder and abduction happens as past and present collide.Several years ago, we visited Gibraltar, so when I realized that the setting was on Gibraltar, I was intrigued since I felt I had a sense of the book s atmosphere and local color Daws developed the plot in this novelcarefully with carefully crafted strands that take one in different directions The revelations at the end were well worth waiting for The interaction between the main characters is enjoyable Sullivan and Broderick are great characters I am happy to note that Daws has given us twostories a short story and another novel I highly recommend this book to you

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