Years after Alice Draper's death her murderer remains unpunished, and six of her lovers still have their lives blighted by suspicion. I then joined a creative writing course at the local university, and I eventually had one or two poems and short stories published in ' little' magazines. After a year as an insolvency administrator ugh! Indeed, someone disliked him enough to bash him on the head, pack him into a refrigerated lorry and despatch him on a North Sea ferry. I was promoted Sergeant, returned to uniform duties, served on the Nottingham Central Division, and within two years I was back as the Detective Inspector in charge of the Fraud Office where I remained for the rest of my twenty-six years police service. Vincent Stanley Lowther was the kind of promising young low-life that no-one at Eddathorpe nick will miss.
And less funny still when Graham's least-loved superior officer, Detective Superintendent Hacker, arrests Bill for murder despite a suspicious lack of blood in any of the right places. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. A colourful murder mystery set in a faded seaside town. To stave off boredom, he responds to a plea from the parents of a murdered girl to reopen her murder, unsolved from years before. Years after she died, her murderer is still unpunished. They are: Seascape with Body, A Public Body, A Fine Body of Men, Busy Body, and The Body Beautiful. When the blackmailers descend on Eddathorpe Robert Graham is called in.
Instead, he finds himself drawn into the Draper case, and unwittingly taking the lid off a suprising variety of old scandals. Once again, former policeman Raymond Flynn has brought delightfully seedy Eddathorpe and its often-eccentric police force to enthralling, memorable life. Disgraced Detective Inspector Robert Graham is exiled to a godforsaken windswept seaside resort where his bosses can forget about him. About this Item: New English Library Ltd, 1996. Exiled to seaside Eddathorpe in November, Detective Inspector Robert Graham expects Alice Draper was everyone's sweetheart. I liked working in fraud; one meets such a well bred class of criminal, you know. The rest, as they say, is publishing history.
Praise for Raymond Flynn and the Eddathorpe Mysteries 'He gives the police procedure an insider's expertise, including in-jokes. Klondike Bill - more formally known as Councillor William Lynch - has been passed over for the office of Mayor of Eddathorpe in favour of his much-detested second wife Muriel. Dates and publishers in black indicate recent reprints. Six of her lovers still have lives blighted by unspoken suspicion. I retired from the police an medical grounds in April, 1989.
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Instead, he finds himself drawn into the Draper case, and unwittingly takes the lid off a surprisingly variety of old scandals - some of which involve senior policemen. I lectured fairly widely an commercial fraud. The same thefts that had led him to hire Ron Hacker, Graham's favourite ex-detective superintendent, as his new security chief. When Lowther's prostitute girlfriend reveals his double life as a welfare scrounger and his day job as a pimp, this is only the beginning of the revelations surrounding the life of a busy nineties entrepreneur. Over all I enjoyed this and will certainly try the author again. From United Kingdom to U. And yes, you're right: a couple of very small-scale models will probably have to do! The narration was clear, recording quality good and the definition between character voices was crisp.
She was fun-loving and pretty and the wasn't fussy about her lovers: they included middle- aged businessmen and teenage tearaways. And getting away with it, thank to a very clever payoff method involving hole-in-the-wall bank machines and a bit of glaring police incompetence. It's a quest that unsettles the whole town, from the family who run the place to Graham's senior officer. I am 56 years old, and I was born in Derby in June, 1940, and I'm married with two grown-up sons. .
He turned to writing after taking medical retirement. No-one could possibly like Sir Jeremy Blatt, a chicken-and-frozen-vegetable baron and serial adulterer who was notable even in Eddathorpe society for his tight-fisted attitude to his money. Instead she makes the headlines when she's murdered brutally under the noses of the police who were supposedly trying to thwart the stalker, the peeping tom and the paroled rapist. Hardly a good advertisement if this is meant to be the precursor of a police procedural series. First British First Printing Ex Library. She was fun-loving and pretty and she wasn't fussy about her lovers: they included middle-aged businessmen and teenage tearaways. Robert Graham has too many suspects: several wives, one of them Sir Jeremy's own; nearly all the exploited employees of the Daisy Dew empire; a son who disliked Sir Jerry enough to change his name; even a policeman.