Star Fall (A Detective Inspector Slider Mystery, 17)
Who would kill a charming antiques expert Rowland Egerton, the darling of daytime TV? Bill Slider and his team are on the case . . . Its quiet out there, says DS Atherton, at Bill Sliders office window. Too quiet. Right on cue, the phone rings. Now look what youve done, says Slider. Its a homicide. The post-Christmas lull is officially over. The deceased is antiques expert Rowland Egerton, the darling of daytime TV, stabbed to death in his luxurious West London home. The press are going to be all over this one like a nasty rash: the pressures on Slider for a result, and soon. Egertons partner, the bulky, granite-faced John Lavender, found the body; did he also do the deed? Or was it a burglary gone wrong? A missing Faberg box and Impressionist painting point that way. But as Slider and his team investigate, none of the facts seem to fit. And it soon becomes clear that the much-loved, charming Mr Egerton wasnt as universally loved, or perhaps as charming, as Slider was first led to believe . . .
Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Publisher: Severn House
Release Date: 2015-03-01