The eighth book in Cynthia Harrod Eagles' bestselling Bill Slider crime series
'An outstanding series' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
A Bill Slider Mystery
Award-winning ex-Guardian hack Phoebe Agnew has a reputation for attacking the police in print. So when her strangled body is found in her chaotic flat, Detective Inspector Bill Slider must abide by the impartiality of the law and find her killer.
On the day of her death the seemingly undomesticated Agnew cooked an elaborate meal for someone. It may have been her old friend and reputed lover, the government advisor Josh Prentiss, but his powerful Home Office friends are pressuring Slider to look elsewhere.
Unidentified fingerprints, missing items, alibis offered when not required - Slider is under pressure to untangle this web of lies and hidden relationships. For Phoebe Agnew was concealing a secret, which someone ass willing to kill - and kill again - to protect ...
Praise for the Bill Slider series:
'Slider and his creator are real discoveries'
'Sharp, witty and well-plotted'
'Harrod-Eagles and her detective hero form a class act. The style is fast, funny and furious - the plotting crisply devious'
Slider and his creator are real discoveries - Daily Mail
An outstanding series - New York Times
Sharp, witty and well-plotted - Times
Harrod-Eagles and her detective hero form a class act. The style is fast, funny and furious - the plotting crisply devious - Irish Times
It's criminal how good Harrod-Eagles is when she puts old Bill to work - Manchester Evening News
For detection fans demanding quality and heart a well as ingenious plots - Daily Mail
Witty, entertaining, and ingenious - Yorkshire Post
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is the author of the hugely popular Morland Dynasty novels, which have captivated and enthralled readers for decades. She is also the author of the contemporary Bill Slider mystery series, as well as her recent series, War at Home, which is an epic family drama set against the backdrop of World War I. Cynthia's passions are music, wine, horses, architecture and the English countryside.