A detective with a conscience, a woman’s betrayal and a powerful businessman with a sinister secret are some of the intriguing characters in FERRYMAN crime fiction thriller set around the Fal Estuary in Cornwall in the 1970s.
Angela Dupont is missing. Despite the absence of a body, blood smears inside Steven Pengelly’s boat convince Detective Inspector Alec Grimstone that he has apprehended her murderer. When Angela’s fresh body washes up two years later, Alec is shocked to discover he has convicted the wrong man. The killer is still out there. Steven, released from jail, is determined to find where Angela has been these last two years. He teams up with a woman searching for her missing sister.
Alec and Steven’s separate investigations take different routes. When they arrive at the same destination, circumstances force old enemies to work together to solve the mystery as another vibrant young woman goes missing.
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And the Devil Laughed
HANNAH FORD, an under-cover cop, takes a surveillance job in Draper’s Wharf. The small town on the banks of the Parramatta River in Australia has links to the drug trade, so the latest whisper goes. Her brief: to observe, locate its source and report back.
When she arrives, the town is in shock after the rape and murder of its local barmaid. Hannah, a rape survivor, could pull out, but she needs this job to prove her competence to return to the streets and full duties.
Threaded through the main story, is Hannah’s own account of guilt and rage born of her husband’s death, her rape and degradation that followed. In working to find the source of drugs in Draper’s Wharf, the line between her case and the murder enquiry is fading fast. Can she hack it, or is her worst nightmare about to be re-enacted, as she becomes their next target.
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Those who harm it -- die, goes the legend of the rare and beautiful Blood Opal.
But Pug Germaine believes her husband's brutal murder has more to do with the slaughtered woman in his arms than the curse of any stone. When, one of the robbers double-crosses the others, they all lose their prize.
The villains suspect Pug knows the opal's whereabouts. Pug leaves death and bankruptcy behind, takes her dog, and sails away in her only remaining possession -- her boat.
But she sails straight into trouble as she becomes aware of more than one stalker watching her every move. With the body count growing, can DI Ed Buchanan and Sergeant Kathryn Sinclair nail the real villains before Pug becomes the Blood Opal's next victim?
About the author: Carole Sutton
Reared in the county of Devon in England, Carole's earliest memory is of the Exeter blitz in 1942. Married in 1960 Carole and her husband reared their three children in Cornwall. They built their own sailing boats and sailed the English Channel, visiting ports on the French coast for their holidays.
They moved to the warmer climes of Perth in Western Australia in 1981, and took up a small retail business. Ten years later, on retirement, Carole had time to indulge in her personal pursuit, writing. She attended a creative writing course in 1995 and shortly after, Rawlhouse published her junior fiction book Gus, Sore Feet -- No Collar.
In that year, she became a member of a professional writing group that met on a weekly basis to discuss and review each other's work. They still do to this day. Carole followed up her 'Gus' success with short stories that were… Read more