The Good Wife
by Jane A. Adams
A chilling murder ruins a fun day at the races in the fifth historical mystery featuring Detective Chief Inspector Henry Johnstone.
1929. Police surgeon Dr Clive Mason is devastated when his wife Martha is found dead in an empty horsebox at Southwell Races, her handbag stolen. The Masons were enjoying a day out at the races with their friends, Dr Ephraim Phillips and his wife Nora, when Martha went to speak to a face she recognized in a crowd – and disappeared.
As Detective Chief Inspector Henry Johnstone and Sergeant Mickey Hitchens investigate, it’s clear this wasn’t a robbery gone tragically wrong – Martha was deliberately murdered. Why did the life of this well-respected, popular member of the community meet such a tragic end? Henry and Mickey soon learn that the Masons’ marriage was not what it seemed, and make a number of shocking discoveries. Who was Martha Mason, and what secrets was she hiding?
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“The vivid depiction of England in the twenties and well-constructed plot will appeal to the Downton Abbey crowd”
“Appealing characters … Fans of historical police procedurals will be satisfied”
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
“Offers not just a solidly constructed mystery but also the welcome return of a character we hope to read more about in the future”
Booklist on Death Scene
The Good Wife by Jane A. Adams is available in the following formats
|Hardback - Large Print||9781780291925||26th August 2021||145 X 225mm||288||£22.99|
|Hardback - Large Print||9781780291925||26th October 2021||145 X 225mm||288||$36.95|
|Paperback||9781780296760||29th April 2021||140 X 217mm||208||£13.99|
The Henry Johnstone Mystery Series