9781783335794

A Deadly Diversion

by David Barry

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ISBN: 9781783335794
  • Word Count81,575
  • Page Count258
  • IllustrationsNone

Weston and Turner, novice private detectives, are plunged into a nightmare world of murder when they are hired by a young millionairess to solve the triple murder of her family, a crime the police failed to solve more than eleven years ago. As they delve deeper into the case, they soon discover a hired assassin is always one step ahead of them and someone will do anything to stop them learning the terrible truth behind the crime, even if it means bumping off their witnesses. Not only does family man Freddie have to risk his life on behalf of their client, his personal problems are compounded by threats to his daughter’s safety. And when he discovers the hired gunman’s boss is the mysterious Eclipse, his investigations take him on a mad dash to Poland, and he becomes involved in a race against time to prevent another murder, one for which he is willing to risk everything, even his own life.

About the Author

David Barry has been an actor for more than fifty years having started as a child actor. He toured Europe with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in Titus Andronicus in the late 1950s. He played Frankie Abbott in the '70s sitcom Please, Sir! and the '80s he wrote for Thames TV's Keep It in The Family. His first novel, Each Man Kills was published in 2002 by Gomer Press, and in 2006 he published his autobiography Flashback - An Actor's Life. Three of his novels have been published by Hale Books: Mr Micawber Down Under, The Wrecking Bar and Missing Persons, the two latter written in the name of Meurig Jones. He has had four books published by AUK Ltd: Willie the Actor, The Ice Cream Time Machine, Careless Talk and More Careless Talk. The audio book of his autobiography was recently published under AUK's imprint, Oka Tree Books. He lives in Tunbridge Wells and has two grown up children.