by Jane A. Adams
The past is never far behind you . . .
Old sins have a nasty way of catching up with you, as Detective Chief Inspector Henry Johnstone discovers in this gripping historical mystery, which takes him back to a difficult case in his early days as a police officer. Full of unexpected twists, this is a must-read for fans of Downton Abbey and Jacqueline Winspear.
1929. The discovery of the bodies of two retired policemen, Walter Cole and Hayden Paul, sounds warning bells to DCI Henry Johnstone. Both men were experiencing financial difficulties, and their deaths were staged to look like suicides. Hayden left a note containing two words: old sins. And when Henry attends his sister’s Halloween party, he is approached by a flamenco dancer who leaves a note with the name of another man. Could this be a grim warning?
Henry is forced on a painful journey back to an old case he worked on with Cole and Paul. Is someone playing a deadly game with Henry, and is he about to pay for his past mistakes? With Detective Sergeant Mickey Hitchens by his side and his family at risk, Henry must catch a dangerous killer bent on revenge – before the killer catches him . . .
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“Excellent … Adams effortlessly conveys the police procedures, business practices, and social mores of the period. Fans of golden age mysteries will be delighted”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Vivid ... well-constructed ... will appeal to the Downton Abbey crowd”
Booklist on The Good Wife
Kirkus Reviews on The Good Wife
“Appealing characters ... Fans of historical police procedurals will be satisfied”
Publishers Weekly on The Good Wife
“Skillfully plotted ... Adams shines light on the darker realities of the times without being heavyhanded”
Publishers Weekly on The Clockmaker
“This engaging procedural may also appeal to fans of Marjorie Eccles and Jacqueline Winspear”
Booklist on Kith and Kin
“Outstanding ... Historical fans are in store for an edifying treat”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Kith and Kin
Old Sins by Jane A. Adams is available in the following formats
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