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Published by Book Guild Publishing Ltd, 28 June 2018. ISBN: 978-1912362561
DCI Carmichael is called to a
murder at Southport – a Steampunk personality has been found on the beach, run
through with his own sword.
traditional Police Procedural follows
DCI Carmichael and his team, feisty Rachel and macho Wilson, as they
investigate the people around the dead man: his big-businessman father; his
father’s girlfriend, who runs the local bar; his hero-worshipping fellow
Steampunk friend; and his two ex-girlfriends, one still keen, and one bearing a
grudge. To say nothing of his employees, who stand to profit by his death.
Carmichael is an amiable boss, and a family man. The investigation moves
briskly along, and the corpses multiply nicely.
A cosy PP
with bizarre deaths, a multiplication of suspects, and a satisfyingly
Reviewer: Marsali Taylor
Photo by Harry Atkinson
McFadyenis the author of the Carmichael series of Murder
Mystery novels, set in rural Lancashire. With five books published to date,
McFadyen has built up a strong following and is particularly well supported by
library borrowers – being positioned in the top 10% of most loaned authors in
the last two years. Favourably mentioned alongside Wilkie Collins and Colin
Dexter, McFadyen’s titles – Little White Lies , Lillia’s Diary, Frozen to
Death, Deadly Secrets and Killing Time, are all available in paperback and
on kindle. His first four books are available in large print and Deadly
Secrets is also available in Italian.
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.