Henry Johnstone #07: Bright Young Things

Henry Johnstone #07: Bright Young Things
Jane A Adams
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When a man dumps a body on a beach in full view of onlookers, the investigation that follows throws up a number of dark twists for DCI Henry Johnstone. January 5, 1930. On a cold, grey winter morning, a mysterious man walks along Bournemouth beach carrying a bundle in his arms. He lays it carefully on the shoreline and calmly walks away. The man has dumped a body. The dead young woman is Faun Moran, a wildchild in her twenties wearing a sparkling cocktail gown. But Faun was supposedly killed in a car crash after leaving a party attended by other wealthy bright young things the previous autumn. So who was the young woman in the car, and where has Faun Moran been all this time? Still recovering from the trauma of his last case, DCI Henry Johnstone returns to work to solve this baffling mystery. But as he and DS Mickey Hitchens investigate, the path to the truth is darker and twistier than they could ever have imagined.
Excellent . . . Adams effortlessly conveys the police procedures, business practices, and social mores of the period. Fans of golden age mysteries will be delighted * Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Old Sins * Vivid . . . well-constructed . . . will appeal to the Downton Abbey crowd * Booklist on The Good Wife * Fast-paced fun * Kirkus Reviews on The Good Wife * Appealing characters . . . Fans of historical police procedurals will be satisfied * Publishers Weekly on The Good Wife *
Jane A. Adams was born in Leicestershire, where she still lives. She has a degree in sociology and has held a variety of jobs, including lead vocalist in a folk rock band. She is now an artist and photographer, as well as a writer and Royal Literary Fund Fellow. Her first book, The Greenway, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Award and for the Author' s Club Best First Novel Award. As well as the Henry Johnstone series, Adams is the author of the highly acclaimed Naomi Blake and Rina Martin mystery series.