Published by Orion,
15 November 2007.
ISBN 978-0-7528-7461-6For PI Sam Falconer Oxford is her home, it’s where she grew up, but it is also the city of her nightmares—a place of sin and secrets. So why is she setting up a branch of her detective agency in Oxford? Maybe to confront the darkest of her childhood memories.
She undertakes a job guarding a collection of museum pieces. And then into her life comes Norman Lester Sweetman. A good-looking man with warm brown eyes an engaging manner and a little overweight. He explains that he is looking after a dog called Pipsqueak, and before she knows it Sam is looking after Pipsqueak—just for one night you understand.
The job at the museum turns into murder, and Pipsqueak look like being a permanent fixture as Norman Sweeting seems to have disappeared, and the situation with Sam’s new lover seems to have hit stormy waters. And Norman – well – he was plausible charming, but not a truthful word had passed his lips since she had first met him.
I have loved all the books in
this series, and this is the best yet.
Veronica Blake pulled a surprise on me and I am not going to share it
with you, read the book and enjoy it yourself.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes
Earlier books in the series Bloodless Shadow, Cutting Blades, Skin and Blister.