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DI Hunter Wilson never has just one problem to solve.
Three elderly women he knows have died in mysterious circumstances. Hunter appears to be the only link.
A little girl goes missing on a cold winter’s night. When his team discovers cocaine hidden at the farm where she was living, the search becomes even more urgent.
Why did the women die? And what did the child witness?
Hunter must find the answers to these questions to ensure his family and his city are safe.
Edition: Kindle Edition
Page Count: 310 pages
Publication Date: January 1st, 2020
Publisher: darkstore books
Series: The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries #4
“You will never believe it,” the desk sergeant, shouted across the station reception.
“Probably not, but try me,” Hunter said, walking across the room slowly. He had just finished donating blood at the NHS van that was parked in the station car park and, as Charlie Middleton was as well known for his practical jokes as for his cheeky wit, Hunter was not sure he wanted to cope with either. He was certainly as cautious as he was reluctant to be the butt of Charlie’s humour.
“You know that central call handling system some genius put in place when we all became the one big happy family that is Police Scotland?”
“Yes Charlie,” Hunter said in a weary voice.
“Well my boys were sent out to George Square, you know, University of Edinburgh territory, isn’t it?”
“Well, they get told there’s some numpty flashing his dick at young women.”
“Clever,” Hunter said sarcastically.
“They get there and the only thing that greets them is Irish Mick, fresh out of HMP Edinburgh sitting on a bench singing Danny Boy. They know he’s too drunk to stand never mind show off his wares and there’s not a young woman in sight.”
“What happened? Apart from Irish Mick ending up back in the slammer, I mean,” Hunter asked.
“They contacted call handling, it was all kicking off in George Square, Glasgow – not here at all. The prick on the end of the phone forgot to get a postcode, so they just assumed it was here. I bloody ask you; the service is all going to hell in a hand cart. Good job it’s not long till I retire.”
“Well, that’s two things we agree on, Charlie,” Hunter smiled.
“Piss off,” Charlie grinned. “You’ll miss me when I’m gone.”
“Like toothache,” Hunter quipped. “If you see DC Anderson, tell her I’m looking for her, will you?”
“No problem,” Charlie smiled and got back to the paperwork on his desk.
Charlie was checking the form of the horses for tomorrow’s racing. He hoped to get his choices made before the Friday evening influx of the feral and feeble-minded that experience told him would inhabit his cells before the night was out. Charlie took the view that almost half of those collared would be there to avoid a chilly night on the streets, and a similar number would be there because of the demon drink.
“Only three or four of those who darken our doors are truly criminal material, you know, Neil. The rest of them are just in out of the rain,” Charlie said.
“What’s that, Sarge?” PC Neil Larkin asked.
“I said, I could do with a cuppa,” Charlie said.
“I’ll make the tea,” Neil sighed.
The door swung shut behind Neil. Then the phone rang and a bare-footed, elegant woman dressed in silk pyjamas entered the reception area. Not for the first time, Charlie wished he had turned his back on rank, and that he had made the drinks instead of getting Neil to do it.
“Police Scotland, how can I help?” Charlie said into the phone, determined to ignore the woman.
Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats. She has a Law degree from Edinburgh University and her MSc from Napier University. She has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, lawyer, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer. However, she has not yet achieved either of her childhood dreams of being a ballerina or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels. Her crime novels, ‘Hunter’s Chase’ Hunter’s Revenge, Hunter’s Force and Hunter’s Blood are set in Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Crooked Cat Books. The fifth book in the series, Hunter’s Secret, follows shortly.
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