A respectable reading group is the very last place to harbour a murderer….
Or so DI Markham thinks.
But when the chair of a local book club is found battered to death and the suspects start piling up, Markham is forced to reconsider old certainties.
Michael Dominguez is a literati golden boy whose luck suddenly and inexplicably runs out. ‘He didn’t have an enemy in the world,’ according to friends and neighbours. However, as Markham and the team look beneath the polished surface, they expose hatreds and resentments that run deep.
Markham and the team have a fight on their hands.
Could the murderer have struck before? Is he responsible for a series of rapes terrifying local women?
WILL THEY MANAGE TO HUNT HIM DOWN? OR WILL THIS INVESTIGATION BE THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY?
Book Eleven in the Markham Series – Crime in the College
When DI Markham and his team attend a conference at Oxford University, they are looking forward to a murder-free weekend in the city of dreaming spires.
But with the discovery of a young woman’s body, they learn that evil lurks behind the university’s civilized façade.
Catriona Rowlands was a third-year student with the world at her feet when she vanished without trace.
It doesn’t seem possible that the answer to her murder could lie within the rarefied world of cloisters and quadrangles, but Markham knows that even the most elite institutions have their guilty secrets.
As the body count mounts, Markham and his faithful ally DS George Noakes encounter enemies at every turn, from the university authorities to their own superiors.
In the meantime, the clock is ticking as they hunt down a ruthless and cunning adversary.
CAN THEY SOLVE THE MYSTERY OR WILL THE KILLER SLIP THROUGH THEIR FINGERS?
Book Twelve in the Markham Series - Crime in the Agency
DI Markham and his team are baffled when an employee from a private tutor agency is found brutally murdered.
Prim and proper teacher Jayne Padgett hardly seems the type of woman to have made any ripples in her quiet suburban backwater.
But as they dissect her life, the detectives uncover ancient history that takes them in surprising directions and resurrects uncomfortable memories for Markham and his trusted wingman DS George Noakes.
Does the answer to this mystery lie within the local community? Is the murderer seeking to avenge past wrongs or exorcise old ghosts? What will it take to catch an adversary who eludes them at every turn?
With the authorities impatient for answers and the investigation bedevilled by mistrust and suspicion, Markham has his work cut out.
CAN MARKHAM LIVE UP TO HIS REPUTATION AND NAIL A KILLER THEY ARE CALLING ‘THE EXECUTIONER’?