Body Politic (Lambert and Hook British Crime Mysteries Book 10)
By J. M. Gregson
DISCOVER A PAGE-TURNING MURDER MYSTERY SET IN THE IDYLLIC COTSWOLD HILLS.
Christmas in the Cotswolds was arctic. But on the second of January it’s unseasonably mild. The three-inch ice – an unwitting ally to murder – melts in the thaw, and the grotesquely bloated body of Raymond Keane bobs to the surface of the dark pond beneath the trees.
It won’t be long before the press discover the thrilling conclusion to the story of the ‘missing Tory MP’. So, to keep control of this high-profile case, Lambert will need to work hard and fast to catch the killer.
His inquiry yields five suspects. First, the MP’s former lover, who hasn’t stepped outside since he finished with her. Then, the man who she in turn rejected, who holds Keane responsible.
Even as they burned with resentment, his new fiancée was questioning the relationship – repulsed by his exuberant cruelty. And on the receiving end of that cruelty: Keane’s business partner and a troubled constituent.
So, Keane had made a fair few enemies in his final weeks. But all five produce perfect alibis. Who had the strongest motive for murder? Which of the five is lying?
This gripping police procedural is perfect for fans of Betty Rowlands, Agatha Christie, L. J. Ross, Joy Ellis, M.C. Beaton, or Faith Martin.