An original short story taken from the anthology Motives for Murder, by members of The Detection Club
From esteemed crime author Janet Laurence comes a tale about the danger of long-lost relations.
When Irene, enjoying a peaceful retirement in Bath in the house her father left her, opens the door to her twentysomething Australian cousin Rod, her life changes.
Rod comes to stay - and is helpful round the house and generally jovial - but does he have designs on Irene's new wealth?
Janet Laurence is chiefly known for her crime novels. She has been cookery correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and her first crime series featured a cordon bleu cook, Darina Lisle. She is currently writing the third in a historical mystery series set in Edwardian times. Other books include Writing Crime Fiction, and contemporary women's fiction under a pseudonym. She is an ex-Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association, and is currently Chairman of the CWA International Dagger judging panel. She lives in Somerset, runs crime writing courses and produces editorial assessments for aspiring novelists.