The Advent Killer by Alistair Gunn (DI Antonia Hawkins 1)
Books / December 22, 2019

Christmas is coming. One body at a time. Three weeks before Christmas: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is drowned in her bathtub. One week later: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is beaten savagely to death, every bone in her body broken. Another week brings another victim. As panic spreads across London, DCI Antonia Hawkins, leading her first murder investigation, must stop a cold, careful killer whose twisted motives can only be guessed at, before the next body is found. On Sunday. When the clock strikes one . . . Review Seeing as it’s December, I decided I had to read some Christmas themed crime and what better place to start than with The Advent Killer by Alistair Gunn. This one and a couple of others by this author have been on the TBR for a little while. In this first investigation , Gunn introduces DCI Antonia Hawkins, as she takes up the case of the aptly named advent killer, a serial killer savagely killing his victim’s at 1am every Sunday on the lead up to Christmas. … I read a lot of crime and police procedurals and have to to say this one was just missing a little something for…