Eighteen-year-old library assistant Jan Christopher’s life is to change on a rainy Friday evening in July 1971, when her legal guardian and uncle, DCI Toby Christopher, gives her a lift home after work. Driving the car, is her uncle’s new Detective Constable, Laurie Walker – and it is love at first sight for the young couple.
But romance is soon to take a back seat when a baby boy is taken from his pram, a naked man is scaring young ladies in nearby Epping Forest, and an elderly lady is found, brutally murdered…
Are the events related? How will they affect the staff and public of the local library where Jan works – and will a blossoming romance survive a police investigation into murder?
The first in a new series of quick-read, cosy mysteries set in the 1970s. Will romance blossom between library assistant Jan Christopher and DC Laurie Walker – or will a brutal murder intervene?
"A delightful read about an unexpected murder in North East London. Told from
the viewpoint of a young library assistant, the author draws on her own experience
to weave an intriguing tale."
South Chingford Community Library
"Helen Hollick's writing is very rich and lush. I'm very impressed."
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