Orchestrated Death: A Bill Slider Mystery (1) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
'An outstanding series' NEW YORK TIMES
A Bill Slider Mystery
Detective Inspector Bill Slider - middle-class, middle-aged, and middle-of-the-road - is never going to make it to Scotland Yard. He's spent most of his working life at Shepherd's Bush nick, and stopped minding long ago about being passed over for promotion.
But then the unidentifiable body of a woman turns up on his patch, and suddenly Slider and his partner Atherton have a chance to prove themselves.
As they wrestle with an investigation, in which the only clues are a priceless Stradivarius and a giant tin of olive oil, everyone - most of all Slider himself - is wondering whether this latest crisis will make or break the steely-eyed detective.
Praise for the Bill Slider series:
'Slider and his creator are real discoveries'
'Sharp, witty and well-plotted'
'Harrod-Eagles and her detective hero form a class act. The style is fast, funny and furious - the plotting crisply devious'