SMOKE & WHISPERS

When a body is hauled from the River Tyne, Sarah Tucker heads North for a closer look … She identifies the dead woman as private detective Zoë Boehm, but putting the dead to rest only raises questions. Did Zoë really kill herself, or did one of her old cases come to life? Why was she wearing a jacket a murderer had stolen years before? And what’s brought Sarah’s old sparring partner Gerard Inchon to the same broken-down hotel? Coincidence is an excuse that soon wears thin … From its derelict shipyards to its glitzy new quayside, Newcastle switches identity everywhere Sarah looks – but then, so do all those she encounters: gangster and barman, scientist and cop. Sarah can’t trust anyone. But nor can she leave until she’s found answers.

“Superb investigative thriller … the story line is fast-paced from the moment that Sarah identifies the corpse and never slows … A fantastic English amateur sleuth.” –
Mystery Gazette

Constable * hb * ISBN 978-1-84529-920-0