‘Evans brings wit and insight to this tale of looking for love in all the wrong places.’ KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW
Detective Inspector Joe Rafferty becomes chief suspect in his own double murder investigation. And all he’d been doing was looking for love…
It had been his sergeant’s wedding that had brought home to him that, far from still being the ‘Jack the Lad’ of old, he was not only lonely, but in danger of turning into a sad old git. So, with his fortieth birthday on the horizon, he decides it’s time to take the initiative.
He signs up with the Made in Heaven dating agency. Wary of his colleagues (and his Ma) discovering his shameful secret, he persuades his more upmarket cousin to lend him his ID. It’s just unfortunate that the first two women with whom he strikes up a rapport should wind up murdered, and with himself–or rather his alter ego–in the frame for the crimes.
Put in charge of the double murder investigation, Rafferty foresees plenty of difficulties ahead. Not least how he is to conduct the case without the witnesses pointing the finger, and saying: ‘But that’s him. That’s Nigel Blythe. The murderer!’
ʻProficient writing, an inventive plot, and Evans’ usual well-crafted procedural detail, make this sixth entry in the Rafferty series a good choice for those who can’t get enough of British coppers.’