Kindle Edition ï Basic Element Epub Þ

Kindle Edition ï Basic Element Epub Þ


Basic Element (Crane Anderson #2) ❰EPUB❯ ✰ Basic Element (Crane Anderson #2) Author Wendy Cartmell – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk He’s not a killer He’s ordinary It’s just that he has an addiction The papers call him the Choker Crane and Anderson call him a sadomasochist But whatever his name is the Major Crimes team have He’s not a killer He’s ordinary It’s just that he has an addiction The papers call him the Choker Crane and Anderson call him a sadomasochist But whatever his name is the Major Crimes team have to find him And fast Because time is running out It won’t be long before he kills again.


10 thoughts on “Basic Element (Crane Anderson #2)

  1. Margaret Millmore Margaret Millmore says:

    This is book 2 in the Crane and Anderson series if you’ve not read the Sgt Major Crane series I highly recommend them prior to picking up the CraneAnderson series You will not be disappointedCrane previously with the military police now works beside his friend and fellow police officer in the major crimes unit A sadomasochistic killer is on the loose and the CraneAnderson team must find him before he strikes again As always Ms Cartmell weaves a complicated mystery with plenty of twists and turns and I had trouble putting the book down I’m looking forward to book 3 in the series Typically I receive books for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review however this is a verified purchase See all our reviews at or on Goodreads at


  2. Kevin Kevin says:

    A gripping crime thrillerIn the second of the Crane and Anderson series the Major Crimes Unit are investigating a spate of murders involving strangulation Someone is picking his victims from a dating website specialising in BDSM sex and Crane and Anderson are involved in a race against time to find the killer Basic Element is a real page turner of a thriller and I am looking forward to reading of this excellent series


  3. Toby Oliver Toby Oliver says:

    Having already read a couple of the Sgt Major Crane series of books – I wanted to check out the Crane and Anderson series which follows Crane after his departure from the military police He is now working in a civilian major crime unit alongside DCI Anderson After a young woman is strangled shortly afterward a young man is also brutally killed It soon becomes apparent that they have a serial killer at large dubbed the Choker Pick a copy up and enjoy


  4. Pam Pam says:

    This is the seventh book I have read by Wendy Cartmell and the word for all of them is brilliant no long boring bits like a lots of books have and I am always surprised when I reach the end having been so immersed in the story in fact I'm having difficulty reading other authors and have got 30° through two other books before starting this one and gave them up because I got bored I really enjoy the Crane Anderson Holly and Ciaran team


  5. Rebecca A Burch Rebecca A Burch says:

    Well done police proceduralWell written intelligent procedural with believable characterizations of main protagonists Satisfying read with a lack of gore which I appreciate Will definitely seek out author's other e books


  6. Elite Group Elite Group says:

    A fetish that can kill youDiane Chambers has been made the editor of the Aldershot News Online DI Derek Anderson and his new colleague Sgt Major Retired Tom Crane who have had some unpleasant dealings with her over the years so when they see the article written by her saying; “An unknown male dubbed the Choker is being sought by police after a body was found yesterday in an apartment in Aldershot” they both know that she will continue to hound them until the murderer is caught This type of sensational journalism as has been proved in the past always causes extra work for the already overstretched teamThe team consisting of Derek Anderson Tom Crane with two new members DC Ciaran Douglas and Holly their computer analyst start the painstaking search for the murderer whose method of killing is known as “scarfing” or to use the proper name; asphyxiophilia When this first murder; that of a young woman is uickly followed by two murders; a single man and another woman the team realise that they need to use every means available to stop him as it appears that he is addicted to the pleasure of killing using this extremely dangerous fetishWell this was an education Wendy Cartmell has as usual researched her subject matter If truth be known these murders made for some uite difficult reading because of the very nature of how they have been committed Derek Anderson and Tom Crane make an excellent team and their feisty computer analyst Holly; is a joy in the way she manages to work with these two detectives especially as Tom Crane is going through tough times of his own with the leg injury that he sustained and forced him to retire from the armyI’ve read all of Wendy Cartmell’s books featuring Tom Crane and Derek Anderson so reading this book felt like I was catching up with “old friends” hmmm I think Tom Crane would be surprised to know that I’ve grown to like him as he is uite a cantankerous individual However Wendy Cartmell is able to write her novels as standalones; a gift that not many authors are able to do And the other reason I love Wendy’s storylines is that they are concise and uick reads still managing to cram so much information and tension ‘til the very last page So if you’re looking for a good crime with some interesting protagonists then join me and all her other fans as we eagerly await the next complex murder which I’m sure she has already dreamt up TreebeardBreakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review


  7. Diane Rapp Diane Rapp says:

    Book two in the newest series pits Sgt Major Crane and DCI Anderson against a sadist serial killer who strangles both female and male victims It may be a dark subject but the author handles it with care building the suspense through the gripping novel I admit I was an early fan of Ms Carmell's fiction and now I'm adicted She writes in a uniue style fleshing out the day to day life of military investigators in England in a realistic manner She really knows her subject Any book is a standalone story but the whole series is fascinating


  8. Joanna Lambert Joanna Lambert says:

    Having read Rules of the Earth it was easy to slip into this read We’re back with the Major Crimes Team – Crane Anderson Holly and new member Ciaran There’s one horrific murder A young woman is tied up with silk scarves and brutally strangled Shortly afterwards a young man is found dead under similar circumstances Crane and Anderson know this means they are looking for a serial killer One the media is calling The Choker – an individual who knows their way around a crime scene cleansing the area with bleach before they leave A nervous wife becomes involved ringing Anderson sure her husband Tim Dennison Professor of Criminology at Reading University is involved At first Anderson is convinced she’s a timewaster but when a third murder occurs in Southampton on the same evening Tim Dennison is attending a dinner there it’s got to be than a coincidence hasn’t it?An entertaining read with lots of twists turns and red herrings which will leave you guessing right to the end


  9. Lynn Hallbrooks Lynn Hallbrooks says:

    I recommend reading Sergeant Major Crane novels and the previous book in this spin off series I suppose you could read this as a stand alone if you really wanted to This is a Police ProceduralCrane is now part of the Major Crimes team but the pain from his previous injuries are causing him almost as much trouble as catching the latest killer Will he be able to get both issues under control?I enjoyed how Ms Cartmell shared what Crane was really going through while he showed his stoic side to everyone else Warning There is violence as well as adult language and situations


  10. JoAnne Pegg JoAnne Pegg says:

    Thrill of the killA very enjoyable read Like the way Ms Cartmell allows all of the police team's involvement in solving the crime Kept my attention throughout and as in other books by Wendy gave a 5 star rating because they contain mystery and suspense Anyone who enjoys this will love this book too


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10 thoughts on “Basic Element (Crane Anderson #2)

  1. Margaret Millmore Margaret Millmore says:

    This is book 2 in the Crane and Anderson series if you’ve not read the Sgt Major Crane series I highly recommend them prior to picking up the CraneAnderson series You will not be disappointedCrane previously with the military police now works beside his friend and fellow police officer in the major crimes unit A sadomasochistic killer is on the loose and the CraneAnderson team must find him before he strikes again As always Ms Cartmell weaves a complicated mystery with plenty of twists and turns and I had trouble putting the book down I’m looking forward to book 3 in the series Typically I receive books for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review however this is a verified purchase See all our reviews at or on Goodreads at

  2. Kevin Kevin says:

    A gripping crime thrillerIn the second of the Crane and Anderson series the Major Crimes Unit are investigating a spate of murders involving strangulation Someone is picking his victims from a dating website specialising in BDSM sex and Crane and Anderson are involved in a race against time to find the killer Basic Element is a real page turner of a thriller and I am looking forward to reading of this excellent series

  3. Toby Oliver Toby Oliver says:

    Having already read a couple of the Sgt Major Crane series of books – I wanted to check out the Crane and Anderson series which follows Crane after his departure from the military police He is now working in a civilian major crime unit alongside DCI Anderson After a young woman is strangled shortly afterward a young man is also brutally killed It soon becomes apparent that they have a serial killer at large dubbed the Choker Pick a copy up and enjoy

  4. Pam Pam says:

    This is the seventh book I have read by Wendy Cartmell and the word for all of them is brilliant no long boring bits like a lots of books have and I am always surprised when I reach the end having been so immersed in the story in fact I'm having difficulty reading other authors and have got 30° through two other books before starting this one and gave them up because I got bored I really enjoy the Crane Anderson Holly and Ciaran team

  5. Rebecca A Burch Rebecca A Burch says:

    Well done police proceduralWell written intelligent procedural with believable characterizations of main protagonists Satisfying read with a lack of gore which I appreciate Will definitely seek out author's other e books

  6. Elite Group Elite Group says:

    A fetish that can kill youDiane Chambers has been made the editor of the Aldershot News Online DI Derek Anderson and his new colleague Sgt Major Retired Tom Crane who have had some unpleasant dealings with her over the years so when they see the article written by her saying; “An unknown male dubbed the Choker is being sought by police after a body was found yesterday in an apartment in Aldershot” they both know that she will continue to hound them until the murderer is caught This type of sensational journalism as has been proved in the past always causes extra work for the already overstretched teamThe team consisting of Derek Anderson Tom Crane with two new members DC Ciaran Douglas and Holly their computer analyst start the painstaking search for the murderer whose method of killing is known as “scarfing” or to use the proper name; asphyxiophilia When this first murder; that of a young woman is uickly followed by two murders; a single man and another woman the team realise that they need to use every means available to stop him as it appears that he is addicted to the pleasure of killing using this extremely dangerous fetishWell this was an education Wendy Cartmell has as usual researched her subject matter If truth be known these murders made for some uite difficult reading because of the very nature of how they have been committed Derek Anderson and Tom Crane make an excellent team and their feisty computer analyst Holly; is a joy in the way she manages to work with these two detectives especially as Tom Crane is going through tough times of his own with the leg injury that he sustained and forced him to retire from the armyI’ve read all of Wendy Cartmell’s books featuring Tom Crane and Derek Anderson so reading this book felt like I was catching up with “old friends” hmmm I think Tom Crane would be surprised to know that I’ve grown to like him as he is uite a cantankerous individual However Wendy Cartmell is able to write her novels as standalones; a gift that not many authors are able to do And the other reason I love Wendy’s storylines is that they are concise and uick reads still managing to cram so much information and tension ‘til the very last page So if you’re looking for a good crime with some interesting protagonists then join me and all her other fans as we eagerly await the next complex murder which I’m sure she has already dreamt up TreebeardBreakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review

  7. Diane Rapp Diane Rapp says:

    Book two in the newest series pits Sgt Major Crane and DCI Anderson against a sadist serial killer who strangles both female and male victims It may be a dark subject but the author handles it with care building the suspense through the gripping novel I admit I was an early fan of Ms Carmell's fiction and now I'm adicted She writes in a uniue style fleshing out the day to day life of military investigators in England in a realistic manner She really knows her subject Any book is a standalone story but the whole series is fascinating

  8. Joanna Lambert Joanna Lambert says:

    Having read Rules of the Earth it was easy to slip into this read We’re back with the Major Crimes Team – Crane Anderson Holly and new member Ciaran There’s one horrific murder A young woman is tied up with silk scarves and brutally strangled Shortly afterwards a young man is found dead under similar circumstances Crane and Anderson know this means they are looking for a serial killer One the media is calling The Choker – an individual who knows their way around a crime scene cleansing the area with bleach before they leave A nervous wife becomes involved ringing Anderson sure her husband Tim Dennison Professor of Criminology at Reading University is involved At first Anderson is convinced she’s a timewaster but when a third murder occurs in Southampton on the same evening Tim Dennison is attending a dinner there it’s got to be than a coincidence hasn’t it?An entertaining read with lots of twists turns and red herrings which will leave you guessing right to the end

  9. Lynn Hallbrooks Lynn Hallbrooks says:

    I recommend reading Sergeant Major Crane novels and the previous book in this spin off series I suppose you could read this as a stand alone if you really wanted to This is a Police ProceduralCrane is now part of the Major Crimes team but the pain from his previous injuries are causing him almost as much trouble as catching the latest killer Will he be able to get both issues under control?I enjoyed how Ms Cartmell shared what Crane was really going through while he showed his stoic side to everyone else Warning There is violence as well as adult language and situations

  10. JoAnne Pegg JoAnne Pegg says:

    Thrill of the killA very enjoyable read Like the way Ms Cartmell allows all of the police team's involvement in solving the crime Kept my attention throughout and as in other books by Wendy gave a 5 star rating because they contain mystery and suspense Anyone who enjoys this will love this book too

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