The Indecent Death of a Madam: An Abbot Peter Mystery by Simon Parke
The Stormhaven Etiquette Society, a secretive affair, unafraid to name and shame those who transgress
Model Services, the town’s only brothel, a discreet but busy presence in Church Street
Bybuckle Asylum, a desolate shell on the seafront that housed over seven hundred mental patients prior to ‘care in the community’
What brings these three together is a cold-blooded execution that both shocks and confounds. For lying dead in the empty asylum, tied to an old metal bed frame, is a pillar of the establishment. Or is she? Sleuthing couple DI Tamsin Shah and her remarkable cleric uncle join forces once again to solve a murder mystery that reveals dark secrets from Abbot Peter’s tempestuous student years.
‘Do we ever leave anything behind?’ he wonders as the killer swings the gun barrel towards him . . .
‘To a long list of much-loved detective pairings, which includes Holmes and Watson, Poirot and Hastings, and Morse and Lewis, we must now add Abbot Peter and Tamsin Shah’. Church Times
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