Reefs, Royals, Reckonings
by John Keyse-Walker

Constable Teddy Creque has to get to the bottom of a murder committed during a British royal reception in this lively and atmospheric mystery set in the sunny Caribbean.

When Constable Teddy Creque is assigned to the security detail at a grand reception on the little island of Tortola for Princess Portia and her husband Lord Sutherland, he’s prepared for a British royal night out. He’s less prepared for an evening of dreary small talk about bond prices and tax havens. But at least the event is going smoothly, he tells himself . . . That is, until it’s cut dramatically short by a shot ringing out from the direction of the garden.

Anxious that one of the royals is in danger, Teddy springs into action. He has to get the royal pair to safety, but first he has to find them. And they’re not the only ones missing – where is his superior, Deputy Commissioner Howard Lane?

Soon, in the depths of the tropical darkness, Teddy has his answer – and is confronted by his worst nightmare. Plunged into his most high-profile investigation yet, Teddy knows he has to solve this case fast . . . or heads will roll.

Reefs, Royals, Reckonings is the fourth novel in the Teddy Creque mystery by award-winning author John Keyse-Walker. Readers of traditional mysteries with tropical settings, lively characters and exciting plot twists will be thrilled.


“The battle between rational, supernatural, and criminal provides a tropical treat like no other.”

Kirkus Reviews Starred Review of Palms, Paradise, Poison

“A principled hero, solid details of police work and the practices of Palo Mayombe and Sateria, and lushly described settings permeated by unease and possible supernatural phenomena combine to distinguish this ambiguous, unusual mystery”

Booklist on Palms, Paradise, Poison

“Keyse-Walker smoothly integrates Caribbean lore and culture into the narrative, which is peopled with distinctive, well-wrought characters . . . Readers will look forward to Teddy’s further adventures”

Publishers Weekly on Palms, Paradise, Poison

“Plenty of action, entertaining and appealing characters, and colorful depictions of island life ... A solid read-alike of AGATHA CHRISTIE's A Caribbean Mystery and BOB MORRIS’s ‘Zack Chasteen’ series”

Library Journal Starred Review of Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed

“An intriguing look at island life with a likable hero whom readers will want to get to know better”

Booklist on Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed

“Spectacular as a Caribbean sunset, Keyse-Walker’s debut is a well-paced puzzler no one should miss”

Kirkus Reviews Starred Review of Sun, Sand, Murder

“Features a beautiful Caribbean setting, vibrant characters, lively plotting and pacing, and a memorable villain who will surprise you”

Library Journal on Sun, Sand, Murder

“A strong debut that vividly evokes its Caribbean locale”

Booklist on Sun, Sand, Murder

John Keyse-Walker

John Keyse-Walker practiced law for thirty years, representing business and individual clients, educational institutions and government entities. He is an avid salt- and freshwater angler, a tennis player, kayaker and an accomplished cook. He lives in Florida with his wife.Sun, Sand, Murder, the first book in the Teddy Creque mystery series, won the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award. As well as the Teddy Creque series, John is also the author of the Cuban noir novel Havana Highwire and historical mystery Bert and Mamie Take a Cruise.

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Reefs, Royals, Reckonings by John Keyse-Walker is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483112555th September 2023N/A224$14.99
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