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The first book in the Hatton and Roumande mystery series.
A stunning debut rich in period detail and sinister intrigue that introduces a memorable duo - one of London’s first forensic detectives and his irreplaceable assistant.
London in 1856 is gripped by a frightening obsession....
A West Country Mystery
It had already been a spring laden with mortality. News reports were full of terrorist bombings, earthquakes and floods, and a whole herd of prime beef animals had been wasted on the altar of BSE-phobia. So it was with a strange momentary lack of surpris...
When Major Mearns receives a large delivery, he knows it is the beginning of something unusual ... Inside the sacking are two human legs. The legs belong to one of Mearns's fellow soldiers, and the deliveries of body parts continue. Major Mearns and his mate Sergeant Denny need...
Graham Broadbent, a successful novelist, enjoys a quiet life of writing and occasionally meeting up with old friends. On the evening of one such occasion, a rather intriguing surprise arrives at his door in the form of Christabel, a pretty blonde nineteen-year-old. 'Hello Dad,' are her fir...
Awoken in the middle of the night by a banging barn door, farm manager Ned Barton braves the storm to investigate. Inside, he finds the mutilated body of a woman displayed like a sacrificial trophy on bales of straw.
Superintendent Mike Yeadings of the Thames Valley police is fac...