The charm of a West of Ireland holiday home is somewhat tarnished when a woman’s body is found in the property. There are few clues as to her identity. However, in her hand is found a small solid-gold ingot.
Galway-based DI Maureen Lyons is drawn out to the sticks to take on the case. Suspicion naturally falls on the property’s owner who runs a large discount store, lives beyond his means, and has an over-zealous interest in the ladies.
But the team find it difficult to establish a motive and it is only when the investigation follows the money that a picture begins to emerge. This is one of corruption that spreads across Europe, from Ireland, through Holland, all the way to Lithuania and beyond.
With the help of a Dutch inspector, Lyons will piece together an elaborate criminal scheme worth millions. But it will also bring her up against individuals who kill at the drop of a hat to further their aims.
This is the seventh murder mystery featuring detectives Hays and Lyons set in the Galway region of Ireland. It can be enjoyed entirely as a standalone, but why not check out the other books in the series? These are, in order of publication:
1. MURDER ON THE OLD BOG ROAD
2. MURDER AT THE OLD COTTAGE
3. MURDER ON THE WEST COAST
4. MURDER AT THE PONY SHOW
5. MURDER ON PAY DAY
6. MURDER IN THE AIR
All of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback.