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Last to Leave

A Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mystery

Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mysteries

Clare Curzon

Minotaur Books

Carlton Dellar, the esteemed poet, couldn't have hoped for a more eventful eightieth birthday. His extended family has gathered under the reproachful eye of his wife to celebrate what is silently suspected to be his last year. Hours later, the guests gather on the lawns in confusion as Larchmoor Place burns to the ground. Worse, Carlton's niece is unaccounted for and her twin brother is brutally assaulted and now lies unconscious in the hospital.

Superintendent Mike Yeadings of the Thames Valley CID strongly suspects arson, a feeling intensified when he learns that the guest list included the aging poet's brother Matthew, one of the country's most powerful and successful senior prosecutors. But as the family is questioned, it becomes clear to Yeadings and his team that perhaps Matthew Dellar is not the only member to be at risk from secret enmity and undercurrents of jealousy and frustration. And when a search of the wreckage uncovers a charred corpse, the enquiry steps up another level as they attempt to find a murderer.

The tenth installment in this enthralling series, Last to Leave is an accomplished investigative drama from a British author of tried and true talent.

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1Blurred sounds begin to emerge: a humming in his head, with distant voices: shouting, women's screams. It makes no sense. The humming becomes drumming. Then, far above, a mesh of blackness writhing against pulsing crimson. Gradually the blurred forms come into focus, turn into treetops tossing wildly, with the night sky alight beyond.Wind off the blaze blows hotly on him as he lies staring up, incapable of movement, while increasing waves of sensation slide through him, intensify, sharpen to pain. Real pain. It has no centre. The pain is all of him.Moaning as he tries to sit up,
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  • Clare Curzon

  • Clare Curzon has written more than thirty novels under her name and also under the pseudonyms Rhonda Petrie and Marie Buchanan. Her previous work has taken her to many European countries, but now she lives and writes at her home in Buckinghamshire, England.

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    Clare Curzon

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