Dr Geoffrey Quinn arrives home in the middle of the night to find his children missing, the charred remains of his wife’s body in the boiler and Chief Superintendent Manning waiting to arrest him for her murder. Enter Alison Hope: small, attractive, determined, and briefed to defend him.
Quinn claims he is innocent, but Alison is not so sure. The background becomes increasingly
murky as she penetrates a wealthy and ruthless circle who cannot risk their secrets
coming to light. Behind a façade of genteel society parties, their hard drugs and
kinky sex could be embarrassing. But -
Underlying everything is the inexorable deadline of Quinn’s trial. Can Alison unravel the mystery in time to save him? It seems she hasn’t a chance. ‘Then give it up,’ counsels her lover, eccentric private investigator George Kristianssen: ‘Go with the flow.’ But Alison is resolute. Only Dead Fish go with the flow.
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“Courtroom drama and . . . a cracking debut for unconventional private eye George Kristianssen.”
"Utterly compelling. I was gripped from page one."