At the lush Villa Calypso on the French Riviera, a dying billionaire launches a devious plan: at midnight each day he appoints a new heir to his vast fortune. If he dies within 24 hours, that person takes it all. If not, their chance is gone forever.
Yet these are no ordinary beneficiaries, these men who crossed him, women who deceived him, and distant relations intent on reclaiming the family fortune. All are determined to lend death a hand and outwit their rivals in pursuit of the prize.
As tensions mount with every passing second, retired Scotland Yard investigator Jasper must stay two steps ahead of every player if he hopes to prevent the billionaire’s devious game from becoming a testament to murder...Praise for A Testament to Murder:
‘This is a cracking mystery - a real enigma!’ 5* Reviewerlady
‘Wow, what a ride this book gives - full of red herrings and false leads, that you don't know which way is up’ 5* Reader review
‘Written along the same lines as traditional Agatha Christie novels, this fast paced cozy mystery is worth the time’ 4* Reader review
‘A great story line with brilliant main characters... I read this book in one sitting as I couldn't put it down’ 4* Reader review
‘An unusual and intriguing murder mystery. An easy read and a compulsive page turner! Will be looking out for more from Vivían Conroy’ 4* Reader review
‘Characters are brilliantly defined, setting is absolutely gorgeous and even a scorching summer sun can't warm up the evil that lurks beneath’ 4* reader review
‘It is a real page turner and I'm so happy to discover it is the first in a new series by this talented author - I can't wait to read more from her!’ 4* Splashes into Books
The naked lady was very beautiful and very dead. The police found that she had circled Mac's name in her phone book -- yet Mac couldn't remember her! What's a poor investigator to do -- but investigate?
"A solidly satisfactory story -- fast, believable, well-characterized, a nice balance of restraint and overt violence." -- The New York Times
1975: When Oberleutnant Karin Muller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Berlin Wall, she imagines she's seen it all before. But she soon realizes that this is a death like no other before it - the girl was evidently trying to escape from West Berlin.
As a member of the People's Police, Muller's power in East Germany only stretches so far. The Ministry for State Security, the Stasi, assures her the case is closed, all they need to know is the girl's name. Yet they strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn't add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. But this regime does not tolerate curious minds, and it takes Müller too long to realize that the trail she's been following may lead her dangerously close to home ...