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Published by Lion Fiction, 24 October 2013.
On the first day of Wimbledon, newly promoted Detective Inspector Angela
Costello’s is called to the discovery of a body on the lawn, and not just any
lawn.A long time tennis fan Angela
instantly recognises the body of that of tennis Croatian champion Petar Belic,
more recently a tennis coach.
As Angela interviews the people surrounding Petar she
quickly becomes aware that there are many suspects.Petar had been seeing a publicist Lavinia
Bannister, a fiery and tempestuous woman. But further investigation reveals
that Petar had recently been seeing his estranged wife and several sources say
that he was hoping for reconciliation.There was also speculation of financials problems with his business
partner Danny Moore.And Stewart
Bickerstaff whom Petar had been coaching – was all well in that relationship?
Feeling very aware of how under scrutiny she is from not
only her bosses but also her immediate colleagues - she after all only recently
promoted and needs to find her way through that minefield of colleagues she was
once on a par with, but is now is in charge of, Angela picks her way warily,
particularly with colleagues who decide to test her. Not an easy path, but she does have husband Patrick
to keep her level headed.
This was for me a wonderful find. It had all the hallmarks
of a village murder, but as we all know London
is just made up of a collection of villages.
As Angela picks her way carefully through
the lies, subterfuge and miss-information she eventually reaches the truth.This first novel is highly recommended and I
eagerly await the next.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes
Elizabeth Flynn is
a Londoner of Anglo-Irish parentage. An ex-actress she currently works in a
hospital. However she has always written and has a particular interest in crime
fiction. For several years she has also been a keen tennis fan and is very
happy that her first novel is a murder mystery set in the tennis world.