A comic mystery of unruly behaviour, nouveau riche snobbery, third-age decadence, complete with dodgy pills and murder.
When successful crime and thriller writer, Raymond Baldock returns to Midthorpe, the scum council estate where he was born and brought up, he is hell bent on wielding his wealth and influence over everyone for the few days that he is there.
But he has reckoned without romance in the shape of the lovely Lisa. Then there is the mystery of the wheels stolen from his car. And after his demure, divorced mother poisons her boyfriend and is arrested on a charge of attempted murder, Raymond must turn detective to unravel the mystery... and get his wheels back.
Missing persons, stolen wheels, fake pills, a dead body, a middle-aged mother determined to embarrass her son and flaunt her new-found zest for life and love, spell out a recipe for comic mayhem in this, the first Midthorpe Mystery.
“It’s been a long time since I have a read a book that made me laugh out loud. Love the characters in this series and I can't wait for the next book.” Denise Toten Bates
“A nice, light read, with some interesting characters that I want to meet again.” Maureen Vincent-Northam – editor