The 8th novel in the Utterly Crime series is now published and available in paperback and ebook.
Some of my research before writing this particular book took me to do some, what I'd call high-end event waiting/waitressing. I spent my time at one event back-of-house helping in the kitchen (washing up and plating up) and a second event front-of-house serving canapés and waiting at table. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did, although it was exhausting work. And my poor feet...! It was nice to sit down and weave it into the plot.
As always, Rebecca Moss Guyver has designed the cover. Another highly original, colourful and inspired piece of art.
And so to the story: it is August 2013 and Chrissie Jax and D.I. Clive Merry return to Suffolk from a short break in Amsterdam. Within a week, two bodies are delivered to the morgue and the international spotlight is on Clive and his investigation.
Tension mounts as a tangled web of: car paint re-spraying; a catering outfit; a mysterious waitress; pike fishing, and chocolate draws in long term friends Matt and Nick. Chrissie becomes part of the investigation in a way no one could have predicted.
This is the eighth novel in theUtterly Crime series. It stands alone, but we see the return of many characters met before as the action moves from Alton Water to Ipswich; Bury St Edmunds to Felixstowe; Hadleigh to Woolpit and Woodbridge.