The Body Falls

Andrea Carter

October 2019 Original publisher: UK: Little, BrownCrime Fiction

Ben O’Keeffe is enjoying the last few days of balmy temperatures as her six-month stint with her old law firm in Florida comes to an end. A week later she returns to Glendara, Inishowen where a charity cycle race is due to take place. But the event is postponed due to heavy rain and the cyclists overnight in the town.

In the middle of the night, Sergeant Tom Molloy is called out to Mamore Gap, where a body, dislodged from a high bank by the heavy rain, has fallen onto the vet’s jeep. It is identified as Bob Jameson, a well known local charities boss, and the organiser of the cycling event. Stunned, the local GP declares that the cause of death was a snakebite.

Terrible weather persists and soon bridges are down and roads are impassable. Glendara is completely cut off with a killer in its midst. Who is responsible for Bob Jameson’s death? One of the strangers in town or someone closer to home? It’s left to Molloyand Ben to find out.