After a suicide and a letter from the killer addressed to him personally, Taggart decides to acts on his hunches despite his superior and arrest his prime suspect, but it might be too late to save a ...
A cat-and-mouse drama, which focuses on the intense mental conflict between detectives and suspects. Comprising 12 stories set in four different countries, each takes place within the confines of a police interview suite.
Having left the police force in disgust, the eccentric and bad-tempered detective George Kitchener Bulman set himself up as a private investigator. This leads him into trouble with the hard... See full summary »
"Murder touches everyone's lives. Not just the victim." This offhand remark from DCI Jim Taggart will be proved right when a jogger discovers a strangled body of a young, blonde woman lying near a river. This will prove to be only the first, of potentially dozens, killed by a maniac loose on the streets of Glasgow. Among the people whose lives will be irrevocably changed are Charlie and Patricia Paterson, a bitter married couple who intentionally hurt one another by openly cheating with younger, better-looking partners; Liz Boyd, a newlywed who discovers her husband Michael has a sick fascination with the murders; Alec McGowan, a convicted rapist running a local store with his devoted sister Wilma trying to maintain a low profile; and that of DCI Jim Taggart himself, as the street-wise Glaswegian copper will have to learn to work with his new partner, public school boy DS Peter Livingstone in order to catch the killer before he or she kills again.Written by
I picked up a pile of early Taggart episodes in a charity shop,this was with it but it is not really a Taggart episode.
This was a mini series,Mark Mcmanus is Taggart in this but there is more too it than the average Taggart episode.
I think there were a lot of average Taggart episodes.
The plot in this is stronger than many Taggart stories and the Taggart character is shown to be more complicated than he often was in other episodes.
This drama reminds us that Glasgow has many fine green spaces but its depiction of Edinburgh is cliched.
As an Edinburgh person can I remind writers that there are middle class people in Glasgow and poor people in Edinburgh.
Of course readers of Ian Rankin know Edinburgh is not all middle class types like Taggart's sidekick in this.
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