Rowland Egerton, antiques expert and darling of daytime TV, is found stabbed to death at home, amid his collection of treasures, from which a Fabergé box and an Impressionist painting are missing. Was it a burglary gone wrong, or an act of passion? Suspicion falls on his longtime friend and business partner, John Lavender; but it becomes clear that behind the scenes, Egerton was not as charming or as universally loved as his adoring fans think, and there are plenty of people with a motive to kill him. As Slider and his team investigate, they are propelled towards a solution that is as shocking as it is sad.
Solid plots, strong characters, authentic cop shoptalk, and plenty of twists… pure genius. Highly recommended.EMILY MELTON, BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW
This well-done tale should earn the author new fans.PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW
Harrod-Eagles is never less than expert in presenting suspects, varying the tone and showing new ways that Egerton was even more of a bounder than you suspected.KIRKUS REVIEWS
ISBN Hardback: 978072788460-2
Published by Severn House 30th November 2014