A Song for the Brokenhearted

A Song for the Brokenhearted by William Shaw is the third in a trilogy about policing in 1960’s London. She’s Leaving Home and The Kings of London were the first two books, and they are all excellent. Shaw is particularly talented at recreating London. The police procedural aspect is very intriguing. The unique aspects of that time are well developed, and the personal relationships increasingly complex. A twisted cold case murder investigation brings DS Breen and Tozier closer at the same time it brings into question stories from the past that may not ring true.