Hard Going book cover

Hard Going

Lionel Bygod, retired solicitor, was an old-fashioned gentleman, a pillar of society, who gave help and advice to all who needed it. Now he’s lying dead in his own home, his skull smashed in in a frenzied attack. It looks as though someone he helped has bitten the hand that fed him.

As Slider and his team investigate, they find dark secrets at the heart of this mild and kindly man’s life: squalor and lyricism, love and pain. Shadows from the past – professional enemies – long-incubated revenge: what was it that sparked such unquenchable fury? The trail is old and cold, and Slider’s on the clock…

The always-reliable Harrod-Eagles pulls another rabbit out of the hat… It’s the repartee and the laugh-aloud dark humor that sets this book apart from other procedurals.


DI Slider returns in a satisfying balance of bullpen banter, lively characterization and thorough detection.


As usual, a tour de force of character-driven crime writing from genre master Harrod-Eagles.


ISBN Hardback: 978072788331-5
Published by Severn House 31st October 2013

Hard Going book cover