Beautiful and conceited Alicia Matcham leads us through an intriguing web of deceit in search of a killer who is, bizarrely, welcomed by her family. This exciting, gripping crime novel is full of suspense and delivers a thrilling final twist.
Saturday 10 June 1933, and one of Charles’s Whitten’s bridge players collapses at the table, apparently from natural causes. Charles’s youngest daughter Patty is convinced it’s murder and pleads with her sister Alicia – a party girl with connections – to help discover the truth. Their brother William is a penniless drunkard, their mother ingenuous, Patty naïve, their father Charles all bluff and bluster and then there is John the seductive butler. It feels as though Alicia is in one of the new Agatha Christie murders: there were four people in the card room, surely one must be the murderer?
About the Author:
Robert Whiting was born in the market town of Faversham in Kent where his forefathers were master builders and brickmakers for more than 400 years. Robert and his wife Kathryn now live in a leafy Sussex village and enjoy spending time with their large family. Robert has had busy careers in the pensions industry and bridge club management but has found time to write humorous poetry, a published children’s novel and a collection of short stories (as R S Jay). This is his first novel.