Stop Press Murder
A Crampton of the Chronicle mystery
Published by Roundfire Books, August 2016
Superbly craftedPeter Lovesey
A little reminiscent of [Raymond] ChandlerBookwitch
An excellent novelFully Booked 2016
A romp of a read!The Book Trail
A highly enjoyable and well-crafted readMrs Peabody Investigates
A fun read with humour throughoutCrime Thriller Hound
A dead man…
a feud between two sisters… a reporter in search of a scoop.
FIRST, the saucy film of a nude woman bathing is stolen from a What the Butler saw machine on Brighton’s Palace Pier.
NEXT, the pier’s night-watchman is murdered – his body found in the coconut shy.
COLIN CRAMPTON, ace reporter on the Evening Chronicle, senses a scoop when he’s the only journalist to discover a link between the two crimes.
HE UNCOVERS a 50-year feud between twin sisters – one a screen siren from the days of silent movies, the other the haughty wife of an aristocrat.
BUT COLIN’S investigation spirals out of control – as he RISKS HIS LIFE to land the biggest story of his career.
STOP PRESS MURDER, a Swinging Sixties mystery, has more twists and turns than a country lane. It will keep you guessing – and laughing – right to the last page.