In February 1915, the Great War is still raging on the Western Front, but in Westminster, at the centre of Hardcastle's bailiwick, a policeman is shot dead. At first, Hardcastle believes the murderer to have been a disturbed burglar. But as enquiries continue, attention focuses on an antiquarian bookseller, a struggling artist, a reporter, officers of the Royal Flying Corps, both in England and in France, and the activities of Isabel Plowman, the wife of one of them and the lover of others.
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During Graham Ison's thirty year career in Scotland Yard's Special Branch he was involved in several espionage cases and the investigation into the escape of the spy George Blake. He spent four years at 10 Downing Street as Protection Officer to two Prime Ministers and also served as second-in-command of the Diplomatic Protection Group.From Booklist:
It's 1915, and the Great War is commencing in earnest. But war is the furthest thing from the mind of DDI Ernest Hardcastle, who has a more immediate problem. A young policeman has been shot dead investigating a prowler. Days later, a woman who witnessed the policeman's death is also murdered. The dead woman is Isabel Plowman, a wealthy young widow whose pilot husband was killed on the western front. Hardcastle is certain the two deaths are related, but what is the connection between a lowly copper and a wealthy widow? The trail eventually leads to an RAF squadron based miles away on England's coast. The mystery deepens when Isabel's husband turns up alive and well, flying for the air corps; Isabel herself is not what she seemed, and her association with a number of British airmen may have serious implications for England's security. Understated humor, authentic period details, and well-drawn characters make this another cracking police procedural in Ison's entertaining Hardcastle series. Emily Melton
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Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110727863681
Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0727863681