The fifth book in the DCI Phelps by Wonny Lea.
Newly promoted DI Matt Pryor is disappointed when his first case seems to be a simple death from natural causes that is, until the post-mortem shows something quite unexpected
The elderly man who died on a Cardiff train was murdered poisoned by one of the other passengers. But who? There s a photograph in the dead man s pocket a photograph that matches one owned by young professional Ellie Bevan. Is it just a coincidence that Ellie s the one who stayed with the body until the police arrived or did she have a more sinister reason for sticking around?
Matt s boss DCI Martin Phelps is delving into a tricky case of his own. The new superintendent is determined to clear up any old cases with a whiff of police corruption about them and Phelps is sent to investigate the decade-old murder of a young Somali man. He soon discovers that the police reports are filled with errors. Sloppy detective work or a cover-up?
Both Pryor and Phelps soon find themselves surprisingly drawn towards investigating a respected humanitarian charity. Feted by important people, the organisation isn t quite what it seems and a wrong move could spell disaster
Never Dead is the fifth in Wonny Lea s Cardiff Bay Investigations featuring DCI Phelps.