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Published by Benhams Books,
6 Aug. 2007. ISBN: 978-0954888022
When Hampshire farmer Tom O’Malley
finds the body of a dead girl, apparently suicide, the police won’t listen to
him when he tries to explain the discrepancies he noticed ... but soon
mysterious events are happening on his employer’s estate, and it takes him all
his wits to work out what’s going on.
fast-moving crime thriller is mostly told through the eyes of Tom O’ Malley,
farmer, grieveing widower (thought the elegant Gina is very ready to console
him), estate manager and local JP. Another viewpoint is given by his daughter
Lucy, a newly-qualified GP. We soon find out that the dead girl worked on the
estate Tom manages for his friend, the film-star and director Gustav Fjortoft,
and was in fact an undercover journalist. The plot broadens to include deaths
from World War II, and a Jewish group determined to hunt down the perpetrators.
Tom is a sympathetic central character, and the family tensions between him,
Lucy and his son, Andy, add bite to the characters. The Hampshire farming
background is authentically done, the plot twists good, and the finale
non-stop thriller packed with action.
James Morley sis a local
author, writing books under the name Benham's Sea Mysteries. Retired from an
agricultural background Jim has been writing books since 2005. He is well known
in the local area for his novels, short stories and publicity writing. He is
chairman of Petersfield Writers’ Circle and an active members of his local book
club. Jim lives in Liss in Hampshire, a widower, in an untidy house filled with
books and computers. Jim is a members of the UK Society of Authors.
Marsali Taylor grew up near Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a
newly-qualified teacher. She is currently a part-time teacher on Shetland's
scenic west side, living with her husband and two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a
qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by history, and has published
plays in Shetland's distinctive dialect, as well as a history of women's
suffrage in Shetland. She's also a keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own
8m yacht, and an active member of her local drama group.Marsali also does a regular monthly column
for the Mystery People e-zine.