DEAD BEFORE MORNING #1 in my bestselling, 15-strong police procedural series is now on special offer.
Only 77p / US$1.17 / Euro 0,89 / Yen100 / R$203
DI Joe Rafferty, working-class lapsed Catholic, is cursed by coming from a family who think – if he must be a copper – he might at least have the decency to be a bent one. When you add the middle-class, more moral than the Pope, intellectual DS Dafyd Llewellyn to the brew the result is murder with plenty of laughs for the reader and plenty of angst for Rafferty.
Detective Inspector Joe Rafferty has just been promoted. Then he lands the case from Hell, one involving a corpse with no face, no ID, no clothes, and smashed teeth, found in a place she had no business being: a private psychiatric hospital. Dr Anthony Melville-Briggs, the suave, social-climbing owner, who thinks his money can buy everything, even the police, is another aggravating factor.
As if that isn’t enough, his Ma, Kitty Rafferty, has another little problem for him: she wants him to get his distant cousin out of the cells in time for his wedding. Against his better judgement, Rafferty promises to do his best to get his cousin sprung, though he is careful not to give a time-scale for the Great Escape.
Struggling, with no solution in sight, it is only when he is reminded of his forgotten promise and goes to see his jail-bird cousin, that Rafferty begins to put the case to bed.
REVIEWS FOR DEAD BEFORE MORNING
‘This often comic tale sharpens the appetite for more.’
‘Evans’ humor seriously added to my enjoyment of her book. The series has stand out central characters and clever plots.’
AUNT AGATHA’S BOOKSHOP, ANN ARBOR