Happy Easter to you all.
I thought I would offer a tantalising glimpse of SEVEN STEPS TO MURDER, which is due out next month.
The book is a stand alone Murder Mystery, about a group of seven strangers, invited to a secluded house – for what reason?
Cut off by the elements, they must work together to discover the motive for their mysterious invitations.
But they are picked off, one by one.
Who is killing them, and why?
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Cuthbert Waterfield requests the pleasure of your company at West Cliff House, Hinchcliffe-on-Sea at 6pm sharp on Friday August 5th to discuss matters of the utmost importance.
It will be in your very best interest to attend.
RSVP to: Poste Restante, Hinchcliffe Post Office by August 1st
I arrive on the secluded private beach at Hinchcliffe-on-Sea as the tide slowly begins to come in. For the time of year, the weather has turned decidedly inclement, and looking across the English Channel toward the darkening horizon, it seems to my untrained city eye as though a storm is brewing.
My pocket-watch makes the time a quarter-before-six, and although not convinced of the accuracy of my heirloom timepiece that once belonged to my grandfather, I am nevertheless relieved to be on time. On the not particularly smooth drive down from the city, I became increasingly frantic that I might miss the tide.
The beach isn’t the easiest place to find. You must leave the main coast road before you get to Eastbourne, and then park in an area of sandy dirt – which I know will become a quagmire after the impending storm. There is then a quite perilous trek down to the private strip of rocky beach, which is only accessible at low tide – hence today’s 6pm timeframe – and then there it stands: West Cliff House.
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So, there you have it – the beginning of SEVEN STEPS TO MURDER.
When the book is available, I shall post on here – so stay tuned.
In the meantime – HAPPY EASTER!