The first book in Cynthia Harrod Eagles' bestselling Bill Slider crime series
'An outstanding series' NEW YORK TIMES
A Bill Slider Mystery
Detective Inspector Bill Slider - middle-class, middle-aged, and middle-of-the-road - is never going to make it to Scotland Yard. He's spent most of his working life at Shepherd's Bush nick, and stopped minding long ago about being passed over for promotion.
But then the unidentifiable body of a woman turns up on his patch, and suddenly Slider and his partner Atherton have a chance to prove themselves.
As they wrestle with an investigation, in which the only clues are a priceless Stradivarius and a giant tin of olive oil, everyone - most of all Slider himself - is wondering whether this latest crisis will make or break the steely-eyed detective.
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.