Book Reviews of The Dragon Man (Inspector Challis, Bk 1)

The Dragon Man (Inspector Challis, Bk 1)
The Dragon Man - Inspector Challis, Bk 1
Author: Garry Disher
ISBN-13: 9781569473955
ISBN-10: 1569473951
Publication Date: 6/2005
Pages: 246
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 17

3.6 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Soho Crime
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

3 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed The Dragon Man (Inspector Challis, Bk 1) on + 421 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Satisfyingly complex mystery with a number of crimes being investigated by a team of professionals stationed in a community that's not too far from Melbourne but still has a rural feeling. Characters are well thought out and although not everyone's "story" is wrapped up at the end, it's sort of like life itself. (The title refers to an airplane Challis is restoring.)
reviewed The Dragon Man (Inspector Challis, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
A solid police procedural set near Melbourne, Australia by the winner of the German Crime Fiction Critic's Prize. The bookcover quote from the New York Times Book Review says: "A terrific plot, nuanced characters and solid procedure, served up on refreshing new turf."
reviewed The Dragon Man (Inspector Challis, Bk 1) on + 165 more book reviews
Inspector Challis must find a serial killer.

Good characterizations of the main characters, but I didn't care much for any of them. The whole story feels a bit contrived. Everything happens to a small circle of peopl, too many coincidences.

Otherwise, not too bad.