Accident by Design (Lambert and Hook British Crime Mysteries Book 9)
By J. M. Gregson
DISCOVER A PAGE-TURNING MURDER MYSTERY SET IN THE IDYLLIC COTSWOLD HILLS.
Walter Fletcher looks around at the angry faces of his children and realises why they’d come. The family gathering was all a scheme to drive him from High Beeches and into a home.
Their barely concealed, selfish reasons for wanting him out harden his resolve. And the next day he declares his plan to paint the outside of the house – an assertion that he intends to stay put.
But the decision proves fatal. The sun is still well above the trees on his first day of work when the base of his ladder slides sideways. His body hits the ground with the awful crunch of breaking bones.
At the old man’s funeral, they call it an ‘Accidental Death’. But as Walter’s granddaughter studies the solemn graveside faces, she wonders who’s inwardly rejoicing. And the girl’s suspicions of foul play soon prove well founded.
As Lambert and Hook conduct their investigation in the claustrophobic valleys of the Forest of Dean, Lambert feels as though his movements are followed by sinister, unseen eyes. And among them, are those belonging to Walter Fletcher’s murderer.
This gripping police procedural is perfect for fans of Betty Rowlands, Agatha Christie, L. J. Ross, Joy Ellis, M.C. Beaton, or Faith Martin.