An intriguing murder mystery set in 1950s Australia! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, M.C. Beaton, Lee Strauss and P.C. James.
A Sydney detective has his work cut out when murder strikes on the shop floor…
For Gloria Spink, other people are mere steppingstones on her personal path to success. Smart, sophisticated and utterly selfish, the wife of Spinks Store’s managing director has made an enemy of virtually every employee — and a few other people besides.
So when she’s found brutally murdered in the hair salon of the renowned department store, discovering how Gloria met her fate looks set to be an uphill task.
Enter Detective Inspector Herbert Swinton, whose laid-back exterior conceals a sharp mind and a strong sense of moral justice. And with a list of suspects including long-suffering staff, secret lovers and even Gloria’s own husband, he’s going to have his work cut out identifying the guilty party…
As Swinton begins to learn more about Gloria’s world of wealth, glamour and decadence, a complex puzzle takes shape … but the pieces don’t quite fit.
Someone is lying about what really happened … but who? Can Swinton bring Gloria’s killer to justice before they strike again?
Or is he about to be outsmarted for the first time ever?