The ninth book in Cynthia Harrod Eagles' bestselling Bill Slider crime series
'An outstanding series' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
A Bill Slider Mystery
The stabbed body of a well-dressed man is found slumped on a swing in a children's playground in the heart of Detective Inspector Bill Slider's patch.
From the seedy pubs of Shepherd's Bush through the brothels of Notting Hill to the mansions of Holland Park, Slider and his team unearth the victims' sordid lifestyle of debts, drugs and dodgy deals. It soon becomes clear that their prime suspect is a crime baron who will stop at nothing to keep his identity hidden.
However, Slider is not only up against a resourceful villain, but is also fighting to stop the case being taken off his hand. He's so busy he hasn't a spare moment. But when the case is all over, he'll finally have the time to hear what his on-off girlfriend has been trying to tell him...
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.