Lorne Warner, newly reinstated as Inspector again, is confronted with one of her worst cases to date. She knows who kidnapped the Hardy family--their kidnapper contacted her himself. But he forces Lorne and her team into a game of cat and mouse that leads them on a chase across London.
As each clue brings Lorne closer to finding the family, she realises that saving the lives of the Hardys might mean sacrificing her own.
If they had only known the sheer horror of what awaited them at the end of their search, they might have opted to sit this one out.
"VanDyke has done it again! He's a master craftsman, offering another great read, a captivating story. Lots of mystery and action as Cal tries to find a killer - or two - before anyone else gets caught up in the webs of deceit in a California seemingly idyllic small town." - Marcia K
"This author has rapidly become one of my favorites with this Cal Corwin series! His characters absolutely come alive. The storyline is fast-paced and hard to put down!" - Jan
When a blackmailed drag queen walks into Cal Corwin's P. I. agency, she quickly throws herself into the investigation, but with each new clue she finds the case gets murkier, its web of lies more tangled. When murder rears its ugly head, it becomes clear more is at stake than money, and Cal must watch her own back even as she tries to find the culprit.
In A Bind is the second book in the new P. I. mystery series from D. D. VanDyke, though they can be read in any order. Set against the rich backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area, Cal Corwin novels brim with intrigue and fully fleshed characters from cops and criminals to hit men, oddball family and unexpected allies.
The California Corwin P. I. Mystery Series:
- Loose Ends (Contains Off The Leash: Cal Corwin Novelette)
- In A Bind
- Off the Leash
- The Girl In The Morgue
More to come!
Keywords: Women Sleuths, Women's Detective Fiction, Crime Thrillers, Kidnapping Crime Fiction, Murder, Mystery Series, Hard Boiled, blackmail, private investigator, San Francisco, Mission District, drag queen, tweaker, bail bondsman, bikers, SFPD, police
Winter in Aberdeen: murder, mayhem and terrible weather...
It’s DS Logan McRae’s first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn’t get much worse. Three-year-old David Reid’s body is discovered in a ditch: strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he’s only the first. There’s a serial killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood.
Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die. And if Logan isn’t careful, he could end up joining them.