Backhand Smash
by J.M. Gregson

DCI Peach and DS Northcott investigate a murder at an exclusive tennis club.

Detective Sergeant Clyde Northcott – DCI Peach’s tall, black, powerful protégé – has no interest in joining the snooty Birch Lane Tennis Club. So it is unfortunate for him when committee member Olive Crawshaw decides he would be the perfect talisman for the club’s new, and controversial, policy to recruit members from a wider ethnic and social background.

Clyde soon finds himself thrust into an exclusive community where his rusty tennis skills are the least of his concerns: for ‘exclusive’ does not mean moral, and while some of the club’s members sail very near the law, one or two of them go far beyond it. So when a distinguished club member is murdered, a problem arises: how can he and Peach unveil the killer, when almost everyone seemed to want the victim dead?


“This is the first book I have read in the Percy Peach series by this prolific and popular author and it was an easy, light and enjoyable read.”

Breakaway Reviewers

“A darkly humorous, cleverly plotted, well-written, thoroughly engaging police procedural”


J.M. Gregson

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Backhand Smash by J.M. Gregson is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788565430th November 2015146 X 224mm224£20.99
Hardback978072788565430th November 2015146 X 224mm224£21.99
Ebook97817801073181st March 2016N/A224$6.99
Ebook97817801073181st March 2016N/A224£4.99
Paperback978184751674931st October 2016140 X 217mm224£12.99
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