Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
20 – Shadow Play
The body of a smartly-dressed businessman turns up in the yard of Eli Sampson’s car workshop. But there’s no ID in his pockets and Eli swears he’s never seen the man before.
A girlfriend comes forward and provides a name, but not much more. She says the victim told her he was someone’s ‘right hand man’. But old fractures and scars discovered at the autopsy suggest a more colourful past. For ‘right hand man’, DCI Bill Slider is thinking ‘enforcer’.
So who was Mr King? Who was he the muscle for? What was the Davy Lane Project? Why was he blackmailing an MP? And what did he know that made someone decide it was time to terminate the terminator?

"Outstanding… Harrod-Eagles graces her narrative with a quiet wit that makes the book a pleasure to read.” BOOKLIST Starred Review of Old Bones

“As usual, Harrod-Eagles offers up an attention-grabbing, fast-paced, engrossing police procedural with plenty of twists and a hero who’s a gifted copper and a likeable human being." BOOKLIST on One Under

"Contemporary British police procedurals don’t get any better than Harrod-Eagles’s 18th Bill Slider mystery... a meditation on modern times as well as a crackling good story." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Starred Review of One Under

"If you haven’t been reading this series, then you’ve missed some of the best British police procedurals being written today." NETGALLEY

ISBN Hardback: 978 -0 -7278-8751-1
Published by Severn House October 2017

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