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Hard Going
by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles


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A rare week off with his family is rudely interrupted when Slider is called in to investigate the murder of an elderly man, bashed on the head with a bronze statuette, in what Doc Cameron describes as our old friend the Frenzied Attack .

Lionel Bygod, retired solicitor, was an old-fashioned gentleman, a pillar of society, who gave advice and help to all, from the highest to the lowest.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A rare week off with his family is rudely interrupted when Slider is called in to investigate the murder of an elderly man, bashed on the head with a bronze statuette, in what Doc Cameron describes as our old friend the Frenzied Attack .

Lionel Bygod, retired solicitor, was an old-fashioned gentleman, a pillar of society, who gave advice and help to all, from the highest to the lowest. But as Slider and his team investigate, they discover dark secrets at the heart of this mild and kindly man s life. 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 . . . "


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  • ISBN-13: 9780727883315
  • ISBN-10: 0727883313
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Publish Date: February 2014
  • Page Count: 236

Series: Detective Inspector Bill Slider Mysteries

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-12-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Det. Insp. Bill Slider of Shepherd’s Bush, London, investigates a retiree’s murder in Harrod-Eagles’s cleverly constructed 16th series entry (after 2012’s Blood Never Dies). The victim, Lionel Bygod, despite a wide circle of acquaintances and a reputation for philanthropy, proves to have had few friends who knew anything about his pre-retirement life as a solicitor, much less what would lead to him being bludgeoned to death in his own study. Through routine police work, Bill and his crew locate Lionel’s ex-wife, June Bromwich, and determine that his housekeeper, Angela Kroll, has shady family members. The key to the case, though, seems to be Bygod’s successful defense of one Noel Roxwell against child molestation charges, which engendered dire threats from the victim’s father, Derek Crondace. Slider is assisted in his investigation by a strong supporting cast, including malapropism-prone Det. Supt. Fred Porson and attractive Det. Constable Kathleen Swilley. Harrod-Eagles continues to entertain with this well-plotted, gracefully written procedural series. (Feb.)

 
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