In post-World War II England, former Secret Service operative Mirabelle Bevan becomes embroiled in a new kind of intrigue . . . In the popular seaside town of Brighton, it's time for Mirabelle Bevan to move beyond her tumultuous wartime years and start anew. A job at a debt collection agency seems the right step toward a more tranquil life. But as she follows up on a routine loan to a pregnant Hungarian refugee, Mirabelle's instincts for spotting deception are stirred when the woman is reported dead, along with her unborn child. As Mirabelle investigates the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, aided by her feisty sidekick--Vesta Churchill (-no relation to Winston, - as she explains)--she unravels a web of evil that stretches from the Brighton beachfront to the darkest corners of Europe. With more than a little British resourcefulness at hand, she must risk her life to navigate a lethal labyrinth of lies and danger in order to expose the truth. Praise for Sara Sheridan and the Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries -Mirabelle has a dogged tenacity to rival Poirot.- --Sunday Herald -I was gripped from start to finish.- --Newbooks magazine -Unfailingly stylish, undeniably smart.- --Daily Record -Plenty of colour and action, will engage the reader from the first page to the last. Highly recommended.- --Bookbag -Fresh, exciting and darkly plotted.---Good Book Guide
About the Author
Sara Sheridan's Mirabelle Bevan mysteries, first published in the U.K., have drawn heartfelt praise and a devoted following. Featured in Company and GQ magazines, Sara has been nominated for a Young Achiever Award, has received a Scottish Library Award, and was shortlisted for the Saltire Book Prize. As a journalist she has reported from Tallin and Sharjah for BBC Radio. She blogs for the Guardian, the London Review of Books and the Scottish Book Trust and is an accredited blogger for The Huffington Post. She sits on the board of the UK writers' collective -26- and is a member of the Society of Authors, the Historical Writers Association, the Historical Novel Association, and the Crime Writers Association. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter and at sarasheridan.com.