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The Lady of the Lake

Brighton Mystery #7

by Peter Guttridge

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The Lady of the Lake by Peter Guttridge
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2020
    208 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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DI Sarah Gilchrist and DS Bellamy Heap are called in when the body of a man is found floating in a lake belonging to a reclusive ex-Hollywood actress.

When Major Richard Rabbitt, owner of a large estate in Sussex, is found floating in a lake belonging to Nimue Grace, a charismatic former Hollywood actress, DI Sarah Gilchrist and DS Bellamy Heap are called in to investigate - and quickly discover Rabbitt was a notoriously difficult man to deal with.

Rabbitt was hated by his estranged wife, had several rivalries with residents of the area, and was involved in a number of deals with other shady businessmen...such as Said Farzi, a 'criminal' according to many, and the corrupt politician William Simpson – the father of Heap's girlfriend.

With numerous suspects and many refusing to cooperate, Gilchrist and Heap must stay on their toes to unravel all the connections. Who stood to gain the most from Rabbitt's demise, and who can be trusted?

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"Guttridge adds humor at appropriate spots... Catherine Aird fans who've not yet discovered this series will be delighted." - Publishers Weekly

"A masterly procedural with erudite characters and a nasty sting in the tail." - Kirkus Reviews

"This is a ripping good British mystery, with murder and betrayal among the treats...Jolly good." - Booklist

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Award-winning comic crime author Peter Guttridge turned from the Daft Side to the Dark Side for his Brighton mystery series, which started with City of Dreadful Night and continued most recently with Swimming With The Dead. He was also the Observer's crime fiction critic for twelve years, and so has read far more crime fiction than is good for him.

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