17 - Star Fall
Rowland Egerton, antiques expert and darling of daytime TV, is found stabbed to death at home, amid his collection of treasures, from which a Fabergé box and an Impressionist painting are missing. Was it a burglary gone wrong, or an act of passion? Suspicion falls on his longtime friend and business partner, John Lavender; but it becomes clear that behind the scenes, Egerton was not as charming or as universally loved as his adoring fans think, and there are plenty of people with a motive to kill him. As Slider and his team investigate, they are propelled towards a solution that is as shocking as it is sad.
"Solid plots, strong characters, authentic cop shoptalk, and plenty of twists... pure genius. Highly recommended."
EMILY MELTON, BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW
"This well-done tale should earn the author new fans."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW
"Harrod-Eagles is never less than expert in presenting suspects, varying the tone and showing new ways that Egerton was even more of a bounder than you suspected."
ISBN Hardback: 978072788460-2
Published by Severn House 30th November 2014