Hardcastle’s Frustration
by Graham Ison

As the Great War grinds to its bloody finale, DI Hardcastle is encumbered with a frustrating and complicated investigation . . .

March, 1918. The Great War is grinding slowly to its bloody finale. Divisional Detective Inspector Ernest Hardcastle, head of the Whitehall Division of the Metropolitan Police, is called to a body is recovered from the Thames. Mavis Parker, the victim and attractive widow, proves to be a good-time girl, and to complicate matters, all the suspects seem to be known to each other, including a South African who purports to be an actor. But it is when Special Branch intervene that things really get complicated . .

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Meticulously researched historical details, period ambience, authentic British working class dialogue, a splendid plot, gentle humor, and two clever detectives add up to an outstanding historical procedural.

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Graham Ison

During Graham Ison’s thirty-year career in Scotland Yard’s Special Branch he was involved in several espionage cases. He also spent four years at 10 Downing Street as Protection Officer to two Prime Ministers. He is an honorary agent of the US Army Criminal Investigation Command.

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Hardcastle’s Frustration by Graham Ison is available in the following formats

Paperback97818475143181st August 2013140 X 215mm192$17.95
Paperback978184751431831st May 2013140 X 215mm192£12.99
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