Hard Going
by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Why was a local philanthropist murdered? Bill Slider investigates . . .

The murder comes – much to Slider’s family’s disgust – during his week off, saving him from the horrors of a trip to the shopping centre with his two older children.

The late Mr Lionel Bygood, who looks, to all intents and purposes, like an old-fashioned sort of gentleman, has been bashed in the head with a bronze statue, in what Doc Cameron describes as ‘our old friend the Frenzied Attack’.

It soon emerges that Mr Bygood was a philanthropist, well-known locally for giving help and advice to all who needed it, from all walks of life. But with all signs pointing to the victim knowing his killer, Slider and his team find themselves embroiled in an investigation that provides scant evidence or possible motive, but all too many suspects . . .

Reviews

As usual, a tour de force of character-driven crime writing from genre master Harrod-Eagles

Booklist Starred Review

Harrod-Eagles has neatly updated a typical British procedural and given it 21st-century flair with believable protagonists, a diverse ensemble cast, and contemporary issues. Her knack for making the supporting characters stand out is particularly notable.

Library Journal Starred Review

Harrod-Eagles continues to entertain with this well-plotted, gracefully written procedural series.

Publishers Weekly

Levelheaded DI Slider returns in a satisfying balance of bullpen banter, lively characterization and thorough detection.

Kirkus Reviews

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles was born and educated in London and had a variety of jobs in the commercial world before becoming a full-time writer. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed Bill Slider mysteries and the historical Morland Dynasty series. She lives in London, is married with three children and enjoys music, wine, gardening, horses and the English countryside.

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Editions

Hard Going by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801047441st February 2014N/A256£4.99
Ebook97817801047441st February 2014N/A256$6.99
Paperback978184751493628th November 2014138 X 216mm240£12.99
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