Stealing Elgar is the second book in The Dead Trilogy. The books introduce the character of Roger Conniston, a Scenes Of Crime Officer (SOCO). The book does follow on from the first one and you do probably need to have read it first. I don't think this story would be so good without the history of the first. Roger has got himself in a bit of a pickle in this book and needs to act on his own.
I do like a bit of "murder, death kill" and this book has lots of all of this. It's a police procedural type book only from a SOCO point of view. The author is a crime scene officer, so the story has that extra dimension of reality where it describes the evidence gathering.
I found this quite an easy read. I wanted to do another chapter, then another. I don't think I really like many of the characters in this book. They are certainly all very flawed.
And onto the third (and final?) book.