DETECTIVE MARKHAM RACES TO UNCOVER WHO IS PRACTICING THE ART OF MURDER
Esteemed curator Helen Melville is found murdered in Bromgrove Art Gallery — frozen to death in the textiles conservation freezer.
She had discovered something troubling in the gallery archives shortly beforehand, but her secret died with her. Or did it?
Her murder is just the beginning.
Detective Markham and his team scramble to keep ahead of rumours that the murder is linked to a tragic cold case.
Is someone seeking revenge for an unsolved child abduction at the gallery over sixty years ago?
The brutality escalates. No one is safe in the quiet picture halls. Markham's investigation reveals a sordid truth. Bromgrove’s temple of culture is awash with bitter rivalries and festering vendettas.
WHO ELSE WILL HAVE A BRUSH WITH DEATH?
Perfect for fans of PD James, Ruth Rendell, Ann Cleeves or Angela Marsons.
DISCOVER A BRILLIANT NEW BRITISH CRIME MYSTERY SERIES
DI GILBERT (‘GIL’) MARKHAM
DI Markham is a startlingly talented detective rising through the ranks of Bromgrove CID. He is distant and austere — the product of a profoundly difficult childhood — but has a natural magnetism which inspires loyalty. He clashes with his slippery boss, DCI Sidney, who prioritises the force’s public image.
DS GEORGE (‘NOAKESY’) NOAKES
DS Noakes is a slobbish, uncouth and outspoken Yorkshireman, an object of despair to his superiors. He is, however, also a man of hidden depths, with a sensitive streak and a secret flair for ballroom dancing. Markham sees through his philistinism and they form an unstoppable partnership.
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR GILBERT MARKHAM SERIES
Book 1: CRIME IN THE CHOIR
Book 2: CRIME IN THE SCHOOL
Book 3: CRIME IN THE CONVENT
Book 4: CRIME IN THE HOSPITAL
Book 5: CRIME IN THE BALLET
Book 6: CRIME IN THE GALLERY
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