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’?
Book Thirteen in the Markham Series - Crime in the Clinic
Dl Markham and his team are plunged into their most perplexing investigation yet when a doctor from Bromgrove’s Beautiful Bodies Clinic turns up horribly murdered. More deaths follow in quick succession and Markham’s superiors want answers fast. Even worse, the killer decides to make it personal!
Book Fourteen in the Markham Series - Crime in the Club
DI Markham and DS Noakes have no expectation of excitement at the annual Police Federation conference in London.
But this time is different.
When Julia Porter is found strangled at the Theresian Club, it looks like the work of a deranged intruder.
But who would want to target this respectable middle-aged woman?
Then there is a second murder and the team uncover a secret world right in the heart of well-heeled Kensington.
As Markham and the team extend their search to the mysterious Little Flower Institute, they meet obstruction at every turn. It seems people in high places are intent on a cover-up and Markham must fight to uncover the truth.