A Double Coffin (John Coffin Mystery, Book 28) by Gwendoline Butler

By Gwendoline Butler

John Coffin is left reeling after the previous top Minister makes a surprising confession. a dismal and gripping crime novel from essentially the most appraised English secret writers, ideal for lovers of Agatha Christie. a trip to the riverside house of the lengthy retired former top minister, Richard Lavender, is to have startling outcomes for John Coffin. For it transpires that the previous guy, nearing the top of his existence, has a confession to make: he's the son of a serial killer. He tells Coffin how, as a boy, he helped to bury one among his father's sufferers. Feeling loss of life is close to, he desires to fix and reclaim the earlier – with Coffin's aid. not sure no matter if Lavender is stuck up in delusion or telling the reality, Coffin is of the same opinion to enquire and appoints leader Inspector Phoebe Astley to the duty. yet then a tender girl is located murdered on a foggy November evening, and all too quickly the sins of the earlier and current come jointly in a terrifying denouement.

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In front of him, behind a tall wooden desk, was the duty officer, a pen in his hand. ’ he inquired in a no-nonsense manner. ’ A series of quick-fire questions followed. ‘Address…? Date of birth…? Nationality…? Personal effects: pyjamas, watch…Yes, sign for them ’ere… Stand ’ere. ’ The duty sergeant read off the measure on the wall. ’ The flash of the camera surprised Rafi. ’ Another flash. ’ In a whisk he was fingerprinted. The whole process was like a moving along a production line. ‘Come over ’ere!

You lucky so and so,’ he commented, smiling at Rafi, and turned on the stairwell light. He closed his front door and muttered, ‘Must get going, I’ve got the early shift at work today. See you around,’ and went on his way in a cloud of cigarette smoke. Rafi climbed the last flight of stairs, went into his flat and stood there, shaking. He felt as if he’d aged years. Was the Mercedes still on guard duty out front? He needed to check, so he climbed the narrow staircase to the top floor bedroom.

Rafi remained where he was: an untidy heap amongst the food. He was too sore to get up. His thoughts went back to his phone call with Callum on the previous Tuesday morning. Callum had been excited, as he had managed to arrange a trip to Luxembourg. ‘A couple of meetings have cropped up. I thought it was too good an opportunity to miss! I fly out early tomorrow from City airport and fly back from Amsterdam on Thursday evening. I’m seeing a local REIT. But it gets better: they’ve lent me a car for the drive from Luxembourg to Amsterdam.

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