Saturday 24 April 2021

Private Lives by J G Harlond

Private Lives


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Cozy crime with a sinister twist in wartime England.
While reluctant wartime detective Bob Robbins is enjoying a few days' holiday he becomes involved in a shooting incident on a derelict farm. An elderly farmer lies injured, then disappears. A young man is found dead in the barn. Bob reports the incident to the local police but they are so over-stretched with Home Front duties he finds himself in charge of the case.
In urgent need of assistance, Bob requests the help of the young police recruit Laurie Oliver. They take rooms at Peony Villas, an unusual sort of guest house where a troupe of London actors are in residence, and where Bob soon finds himself involved in yet another peculiar mystery.

Pages: 302
Genre:  Historical Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction

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  1. So pleased and proud to receive this award. Thank you Pauline and Chill Team.

  2. Thank you, Pauline and Chill Team - delighted with this award for grumpy old Bob Robbins.