Hardcastle's Quartet: A Police Procedural Set at the End of World War One Hardback
by Graham Ison
Part of the A Hardcastle and Marriott Historical Mystery series
June 1918. A patrolling constable discovers the body of Georgina Cheney, wife of a naval commander, in the basement area of a house in Westminster.
At first it is thought to be suicide or even a tragic accident.
But as Divisional Detective Inspector Ernest Hardcastle of the A or Whitehall Division of the Metropolitan Police begins to investigate - ably assisted by Detective Sergeant Charles Marriott - they soon discover a different story.
It is clear that the woman was murdered, and revelations about the victim's previous life in Malta arouse Hardcastle's interest. But things are destined to get even more complicated for Hardcastle, when he is assigned two further murder cases by Detective Chief Inspector Frederick Wensley, head of the CID at New Scotland Yard.
Could they be connected? This may be a puzzle too tricky even for Hardcastle to solve ...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/07/2014
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9780727884206
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Review by druidgirl
A constable finds a dead woman in the basement stairway of her home, she is Georgina Cheney the wife of a Naval Commander. As DDI Ernest Hardcastle starts to investigate with his assistant Detective Sergeant Charles Marriot, as the investigation goes forward more murders are discovered and some very strange happenings start.This is a very well written book with a fine plot and cast of characters. I enjoyed this book immensely and would highly recommend it as a wonderful read.***I received this book in exchange for an honest review.***