Blood Sinister

Bill Slider Mysteries (Volume 8)

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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In her most gripping mystery yet, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles returns readers to the streets of London and the ever-struggling Detective Inspector Bill Slider. When the body of Phoebe Agnew, radical left-wing journalist, champion of the underdog, and prominent critic of the police force, is discovered, Inspector Slider must put aside any personal feelings for the victim and find her killer.
One of the first clues Slider finds is that on the day of her death the horribly undomesticated Agnew cooked an elaborate meal for someone. Was it her old friend and reputed lover, Josh Prentiss? Slider tries to pursue that angle, but since Prentiss is a Government advisor, the pressure is on Slider to look elsewhere.
There are plenty anomalies for him to chase: unidentified fingerprints, the object used to strangle Agnew is missing, alibis offered where none are required, the downstairs tenant lying about his whereabouts, and papers missing from Agnew's file. As Slider struggles to untangle the web of lies and hidden relationships, his task is made harder by the strange behavior of his friend and colleague, Atherton, who seems to be on the verge of a breakdown.
Tightly plotted and full of fascinating characters, Slider searches to find the key to Agnew's chillingly lonely life, but will he find it in time to prevent further tragedy?

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CHAPTER ONEBig horse, God made you mine‘Have you noticed,’ Joanna said as they sped along the M4 towards London, ‘how the self-drive hire business has been completely taken over by that Dutch firm?’‘What Dutch firm?’ Slider asked unwarily.‘Van Rentals.’‘How long have you been thinking that one out?’‘I resent the implication that my wit isn’t spontaneous.’‘I resent your having been away,’ he countered. ‘It was daft going to Switzerland when it’s cold enough here to freeze the balls off a brass tennis

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CYNTHIA HARROD-EAGLES is the author of fifty-four novels ranging from crime and historical fiction to romance and horror/fantasy. She is the author of the epic Morland Dynasty series that follows a fictional family through British history from 1434 onward. She lives in London, England.

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Blood Sinister
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2001
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312274856
ISBN10: 0312274858
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$23.95

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2010
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ISBN: 9781429975100
ISBN10: 1429975105
320 pages
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