Wednesday 27 March
Author James Andrew
will be reading from his debut novels
James Andrew is a teacher by profession who has taught in the United Kingdom and abroad. For the last six years he has been settled in Nairn where he enjoys the beach, walking, gardening, writing, reading voluminous amounts of books - and writing crime novels. He is also a poet with two collections published but has always wanted to get novels ‘out there’ and is pleased to have managed this now. He has a passion for the writing of Graham Greene, Agatha Christie, and PD James amongst many others.
The peace of a Yorkshire town is disturbed when one of its most prominent residents is murdered. Inspector Blades and Sergeant Peacock investigate…
With the murder weapon found near the body, the detectives hope that fingerprints will help them discover the killer. But it is clear that they are dealing with a cunning perpetrator who has covered all their tracks. With various leads running into dead ends, the answers will come from understanding the victim’s character and the killer’s motive.
Two soldiers recently returned from the Great War are spending their summer larking about, chasing girls, drinking, smoking, and forlornly trying to find gainful employment. Their lives are turned upside down when a girl is murdered on the seafront and they fall under suspicion.
The accusations against them snowball. Surely it was them that other beachgoers saw with the girl, Anne Talbot. Surely, they fit the description. They had extra money that day: the proceeds from robbing her? And one of the men’s suits was stained red – surely not just the result of blackberry picking?