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by Riptide Publishing, 24 November 2014. ISBN: 978-1-62649-192-2 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-1-62649-157-1 (eBook)
Adam Matthews loves his job as a
primary school teacher at Lindenshaw St. Crispins, but he is not enjoying his
role as Teacher Governor when the Board is trying to select a new Headteacher,
somebody dynamic who is capable of raising standards in a school that is
foundering. The Board of Governors have already failed to find a suitable candidate
in the first round of selections and now, in the second round, there are only
two candidates after the third applicant pulled out because of a medical
emergency. Adam's day gets a whole lot worse when one of the candidates is
Inspector Robin Bright has no desire to return to St. Crispins, the primary
school where he was unhappy and bullied as a child. When he meets Adam things
get even trickier, for the young men are attracted to each other, even though
Robin knows he cannot risk his career by fraternising with a witness, who might
possibly be a suspect.
more the police probe, the more secrets they discover about the governors,
staff at the school, the ill candidate and, of course, the victim, but it is
impossible to tell what one person would kill to conceal, even when another
murder follows the first one. As Adam and Robin grow closer, Adam discovers
that helping the police with their enquiries could be even more dangerous than
is an intriguing murder mystery, with an abundance of eccentric characters and
an even larger number of red herrings. Adam and Robin are likeable characters
and their relationship is skilfully portrayed. I very much hope this is the
first in a new series. I enjoyed this book and would thoroughly recommend it.
Cochranecouldn't be trusted to do any of her jobs
of choice—like managing a rugby team— so she writes. Her favourite genre is gay
fiction, predominantly historical romances/mysteries. A member of the Romantic Novelists’Association, and International Thriller
Writers Inc, Charlie's Cambridge Fellows Series, set in Edwardian England, was
instrumental in her being named Author of the Year 2009 by the review site
Speak Its Name.
Carol Westronis a successful short story writer and a Creative Writing teacher.She is the moderator for the cosy/historical
crime panel, The Deadly Dames.Her crime
novels are set both in contemporary and Victorian times.The Terminal Velocity of Cats is the
first in her Scene of Crimes novels, was published July 2013. Her second book About the Children was published in May
2014. . Carol also writes a regular column featuring authors of the ‘Golden
Age’ for the Mystery People monthly e-zine.