Crisis in a Surrey Harem
“I’m talking to a man who’s had four wives and keeps a wolf.” Impey Dalrymple falls into the clutches of Jules Challenger. When a Greek diplomat’s family fail to pay her for editing his memoirs, she finds herself working for the debt collector.
Jules wants to know who has vandalised his company’s emblem. Someone has hacked the arms off a prized sculpture of his first wife. This gruesome replica of his second wife’s death makes the eccentric millionaire wonder whether the perpetrator has a grudge against him. He commissions Impey to find out whether the culprit opposes his plans to use the golf club as a wild life park or has some deeper personal antagonism. As the job tears into her friendships, Impey becomes more worried about her own involvement with Jules. The disappearance of a rich spinster, who was his mentor, plus the deaths of a couple of ex-wives make her fear for her own safety.
Hardback £16.99 ISBN 978-0-9557631-4-4
Paperback £8.99 ISBN 978-0-9557631-5-1
Ancestral Hazard is our second crime novel to feature Impey Dalrymple, the reluctant sleuth.
The past haunts the present – as Impey finds.
Spectres are unleashed when she brings together her old childhood playmate Natty Bell, now a celebrity TV interviewer, with her new friend Lady Olga Brancaster.
The peeress’s life story starts to unravel. A revered champion, the current President of Bisley Heath golf club, Lady Olga is locked in a feud with the dazzling Lady Captain, ace player Flick Challenger.
When one finds the other battered in a bunker, the club plunges into a crisis.
Caught in the fray, Impey uses her knowledge of animal behaviour to sort out friends from enemies.
Hardback £19.99 ISBN 978-0-9557631-3-7
Paperback £10.99 ISBN 978-0-9557631-2-0
Murder in a Surrey Tribe
After her musician husband’s affair with their Ukrainian cleaner, journalist Impey Dalrymple seeks a new set of friends. She joins one of the top hundred golf clubs, the prestigious Bisley Heath in leafy south west Surrey. Caught with her knickers down, rumours soon spread. Only when one of the club’s key players is killed, her knowledge of animal societies draws her into the role of a reluctant sleuth. As she delves beneath the surface of the upper crust members’ lives, she finds even in the most respectable places, nature is still “red in tooth and claw”. But if she reveals their secrets, she risks her own survival.
Hardback £16.99 ISBN 9780055763113
Paperback £8.99 ISBN 9780055763113
The Passion Principle
“Love conquers everything”. So they sang in the dying embers of the 20th century. In the era when women were liberated to strive for personal success, some women still lived to love. It was the last throes of the mistress. Camilla survived to marry her prince. Edwina thrived as a reporter and writer after being dumped by a future prime-minister. But – what befell Fenella who, gave up everything for a man?
“It amazed her how satisfying it was hearing the noise of the material rending and tearing. She liked watching the way the lining came apart and flapped. Little filaments of dark grey thread interspersed with veins of white where a narrow stripe in the material had been, waved uselessly, rent by the knife. In moments, Gordon’s three suits were lying in ragged grey ruins before her.”
Hardback £14.99 ISBN 9781857760118
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