The first of these series was back in 1997. Robson Green and Nicola Walker star as two cops on a serial crime unit. The genre was still being invented then, I think. And so many series almost identical to this one would follow. There is very little doubt who the perp is in this first one. Boys are disappearing. And it has happened before in Germany. The tension is in watching them try to find the boys. A lot of its success is based on the passion of the leads for their work. It was creepy and I liked not having the huge cast of suspects that so many of these shows rely on.
Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two print novels CONCRETE ANGEL (2015) and SHOT IN DETROIT (2016)(Polis Books). CONCRETE ANGEL was nominated for an Anthony and Macavity Award in 2016. SHOT IN DETROIT was nominated for an Edgar Award and an Anthony Award in 2017. A collection of her stories I BRING SORROW AND OTHER STORIES OF TRANSGRESSION will appear in 2018.