A busy merchant banker at White’s Bank and a member of an Art Fund, Tim Simpson does not relish the thought of having to give a speech at a small art gallery in the tiny village of Highton under the pretext of helping out the ‘boss’s mate’. However an ex-rugby player, Tim never runs from trouble and is always happy to help the locals, particularly when they are in a spot of bother. Tim happily sends off a couple of heavies, sent round by one of the bookmakers to Mr Goodston, his local bookseller, but his curiosity is aroused however, when it seems they were not sent chasing money after all. Further oddities occur when the murder of a researcher and the theft of several paintings lead Tim to the conclusion that something big is happening. But what is the connection?
John Malcolm is the author of twelve previous Tim Simpson mysteries including A Deceptive Appearance and Into the Vortex, as well as a number of books on art and antiques. A former Chairman of the British Crime Writers Association, John Malcolm lives in Sussex with his wife.
·‘Elegant, classy, assured entertainment . . .Very well paced, that surrenders its secrets only when it must’ -- Literary Review‘An adventure that is as rich in colour as it is satisfying. An easy reading, guilty pleasure’ --The Guardian