9 - Gone Tomorrow
The body of a well-dressed man is found slumped on a swing in a children's playground in the heart of Shepherd's Bush - Detective Inspector Bill Slider's patch. The investigation unearths the victim's sordid lifestyle of debts, drugs and dodgy deals, the trail leading from the seedy pubs of Shepherd's Bush through the brothels of Notting Hill and the mansions of Holland Park to a tattoo parlour in Hong Kong. As they probe deeper and the body count rises, Slider and Atherton suspect the machinations of a crime baron who will stop at nothing to keep his identity hidden...
"Good plots and graceful writing count for a lot in the traditional English police procedural, but so do those idiosyncratic touches that keep us coming back to Cynthia Harrod-Eagles's series. Harrod-Eagles has a discerning eye and sympathetic ear for the petty thieves, dope dealers and other bad apples who collectively foul the social barrel but don't deserve killing." NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"Detective Inspector Bill Slider's ninth outing takes him through London's most posh and pathetic neighbourhoods. The antics of this fascinating supporting cast add humour and spice to another winner in a consistently superb series." BOOKLIST
"The author writes complex puzzles that are lightened with pungent wit, setting the scenes and bringing her characters to life with vivid descriptions." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
ISBN Hardback: 0-316-72492-0
ISBN Paperback: 0-316-85741-6