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Author: M J Trow
Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Rights: World English
Pub. Date: 24th March 2008
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Peter 'Mad Max' Maxwell is a very busy man; as Head of Sixth Form at Leighford High he does his best to resist Ofsted imperatives and mark GCSE coursework, whilst trying to cram as much History as possible into the reluctant heads of Nine Eff Gee and their like.
Despite this, Max still finds time for some amateur sleuthing, even though his policewoman 'Significant Other', DS Jacquie Carpenter, has decided that this time he's leaving any murder investigations to her. But how can he refuse when the terminally nervous school photographer asks for his help after accidentally photographing a murder on the beach?
Their discovery of a body buried in the sand dunes sets in motion a chain of events that only the redoubtable Mad Max can break, but one thing is certain; life in Leighford will never be the same again.
'Maxwell is an inspired creation...It's brilliant'Books Monthly
‘Terrific… M.J. Trow gives you a laugh-a-minute…a perfect treat’Gatewaymonthly.com
‘Clever and convincing with an excellent finale’Bolton Evening News
‘Refreshing as ever, the characters simply leap off the page’Yorkshire Evening Post
‘Cleverly conceived and amusingly executed, this is sterling’Sunday Times
‘It’s a good, hard to solve mystery’The Observer
‘An impressive mix of humour, sadness and suspense, this is gripping to the very end’Mail on Sunday
‘Trow manages to be funny, tragic and puzzling, which isn’t an easy trick to pull off.Manchester Evening News
‘Trow’s skill at spinning mysteries a twist further than expected keeps him at the top of the form.’Sunday Telegraph