‘Great police procedural, as usual from this author. Great read.’
‘Geraldine Evans has done it again. The distinguished veteran British Crime writer has turned out another crackling, entertaining and highly satisfying crime mystery in her Rafferty & Llewellyn British mystery series, Game of Bones – #18 in series.’ CRIME SCENE REVIEW.
Sergeant Llewellyn’s remark, that perhaps, ‘Someone ELSE had made them a gift of Professor Babbington’ as the murderer, was just sour grapes, in Detective Joe Rafferty’s opinion.
But Llewellyn could plant a doubt where none had existed before. And Rafferty, sure in his own mind that they had the culprit, disregarded Llewellyn, who, Rafferty knew, greatly admired Babbington.
They had so much proof it was embarrassing: Babbington’s fingerprints on the murder weapon; the victim’s blood on his shirt; and his DNA on the dead man.
So Rafferty couldn’t believe it when his ‘sure thing’ began slowly to unravel. He refused to admit his growing doubts about Babbington’s guilt to Llewellyn, who championed the professor, and was as convinced of Babbington’s innocence as Rafferty was of his culpability.
But all his certainty vanished into dust, and Rafferty prepared himself to face the music when Superintendent Bradley came back from his expensive holiday, to find that the ‘sure thing’ he had left with Rafferty, had inexplicably become anything but.
Unless Joe Rafferty could find some way to turn defeat into triumph…