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A Public Body

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444753103

Price: £5.99

ON SALE: 21st November 2013

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

One cocked hat, one red robe trimmed with black rabbit and one silver-gilt
chain with a gold and enamel knobbly bit at the end…

Eddathorpe’s mayoral regalia has disappeared in the possession of
Councillor William ‘Klondike Bill’ Lynch, a colourful drunk who has devised
the perfect revenge on Eddathorpe’s new mayor, his much-detested second
wife Muriel.

But the joke’s not funny when Muriel Lynch turns up dead, with the regalia –
and Klondike Bill – carefully arranged in the next room. And less funny still
when Robert Graham’s least-loved superior officer arrests Bill for a murder
he probably didn’t commit…


A solution as clever as any I've read this year. D.I. Graham, with his homicidal Lakeland terrier, is an unconventional copper from the same breed as Frost and Morse. On this form, he should win fans and keep them.
Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News
Flynn has created an excellent detective and a memorable setting...extremely talented.
Yorkshire Post
Expertly done...Some very satisfactory policing set against acridly detailed background of out-of-season holiday town.
Literary Review
He gives the police procedural an insider's expertise, including in-jokes
Sunday Express