The Property of Lies
by Marjorie Eccles
DI Herbert Reardon is drawn into a world of secrets and lies when a body is discovered at a girls’ boarding school.
1930. When a body is discovered on the premises of the newly-established Maxstead Court School for Girls, Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon is called in to investigate. His wife Ellen having just accepted a job as French teacher, Reardon is alarmed to find the school a hotbed of scandalous secrets, suppressed passions, petty jealousies and wanton schoolgirl cruelty. As he pursues his enquiries, it becomes clear that the dead woman was not who – or what – she claimed to be. Who was she really – and why is Reardon convinced that more than one member of staff is not telling him the whole truth?
Then a pupil goes missing – and the case takes a disturbing new twist …
Genre: Police Procedural
““Eccles entertaining historical mystery series combines nicely rendered period detail along with a complex murder and a completely unexpected ending.””
““The clues are clearly presented, but the ending will still come as a surprise””
The Property of Lies by Marjorie Eccles is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727887207||31st May 2017||146 X 222mm||240||£21.99|
|Paperback||9781847518279||28th December 2018||140 X 215mm||240||£13.99|