Before I Sleep book cover

Before I Sleep

Felicity Holland is missing. She left her handsome West London home to go to her weekly pottery class but didn’t come back. She’s a mature, sensible woman with a stable marriage – no reason to flit. Her frantic husband is convinced she must have been snatched. DCI Bill Slider knows that when a woman goes missing, you have to move fast for any hope of finding her alive. But with nothing at all to go on, where do you even start looking?

Slider doggedly pursues the truth, however ugly it may be. Witty prose helps carry the clever plot to a satisfying conclusion. Harrod-Eagles reliably entertains.


Another delightful mystery for fans of unconventional police teams, witty dialogue, and excellent procedurals.


A gripping plot, Harrod-Eagles’ trademark wry humor, and an authentic look at today’s police …make this a fine read for procedural fans.


Expertly paced work… with a particularly satisfying payoff.


Sparkling dialogue complements a plot that provides satisfyingly shifting motives and persons of interest…This entry will garner new readers and delight loyal fans.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY starred review on Cruel as the Grave

ISBN Hardback: 978 1 4483 0619 0
Published by Severn House February 2023

Before I Sleep book cover