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Published by The Book Guild
Ltd, 25 August 2016. ISBN 978-1-910878-34-7
detective story set in Cornwall. Jack Mitchell, our protagonist, is a
semi-retired accountant doing some work for clients on tax returns. He is
also a church visitor tasked with seeing elderly parishioners. The vicar
asks him to visit Dorgy Pascoe who lives in the local almshouses and was
enormously upset by a night demonstration by an animal rights
organisation. Dorgy won't reveal the reason for his agitation at first
but Jack persists until some explanation is revealed.
Meanwhile Jack's wife, Catherine, is behaving
irrationally and this worries Jack and their daughter. As Jack
becomes involved in Dorgy's tax affairs things take a more serious turn for
Dorgy. Jack attempts to find out the truth while trying to get Catherine
to deal with her behaviour swings. The two mysteries develop side by side
accelerating towards dramatic events.
Results are achieved ultimately with Jack
playing a major role.
Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
Nigel Milliner has written previous books under
that name and also under the name, Nigel Horne.
raised in a Sugar Estate in Jamaica. He then moved to Dorset, where he
finished his secondary education. He later became a chartered accountant.
After pursuing this career for twenty-one years, he moved with his family
to Cornwall where he began to write. There he became well known within the
community as a Coast Watch Keeper, Chairman of the Local Parish and
Manager of the Church Hall. When he is not writing, Nigel enjoys playing
tennis, cycling and taking walks along the coast. He has previously
published other books including Cow Barn, Sleeps Six and Edge
of a Long Shadow.
PalmerThroughout 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.