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by Benham Sea Mysteries, September 2015. ISBN 0-9548880-X
It is a good title since a
bitterly cold winter has a part to play in the story.However we start in a hotsunny New Zealand at a wedding.This occasion gives us an introduction to the
various characters around which the story is crafted.Though the majority of the action is in the
UK, a further visit to New Zealand provides more startling activities.
interception of a prison van and the deaths of some on board starts an
investigation.Dave Manning, a sports
journalist, is one of those attempting to find out the reasons behind these
actions.More serious crimes follow and
he becomes frightened for the wellbeing of his pregnant wife.The outlines of a monstrous conspiracy begin
to appear.The solutions to the various
happenings are found but not until a climactic scene.
dramatis personae of this book have appeared in previous books by James Morley
and they provide expert information, clever interpretations and the background
of a happy well linked set of friends.I
would recommend the reading of the earlier books which feature these
characters. Indeed to read the previous 4 adventures in order would seem to be
an enjoyable process.
Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
Morley has written other stories about the characters in this book but he has
also written several stand alones.
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.
Jennifer Palmer Throughout my reading life crime
fiction has been a constant interest; I really enjoyed my 15 years as an
expatriate in the Far East, the Netherlands
& the USA
but occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting
reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics
including Famous Historical Mysteries.