By Pauline Rowson
Inspector Andy Horton's vacation peace is shattered while stepping out throughout an deserted golfing path at the Isle of Wight on a chilly gray January he unearths himself dealing with a distraught younger lady with a gun in her hand leaning over a corpse in a single of the discarded bunkers while she professes to be the useless man's sister and psychic Horton's previous adversary DCI Birch is confident she is mentally disturbed and the killer yet Horton isn't really so yes quickly he's uncovering an online of intrigue that ripples down the years and which anyone is set should not be printed.
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The sparkle in her eyes and the softness in her voice were a constant delight to him. He escorted her to the stone steps. 'Take my arm,' he offered. ' 'I shall,' she promised. Arm in arm, they went slowly down the steps and Christopher enjoyed every moment of their proximity. They had known each other long enough to dispense with some of the formalities but too short a time for him to take any real liberties. An aspiring young architect, Christopher was helping to rebuild the city after the ravages of the Great Fire and one of the most appealing commissions that had come his way was a contract to design a town house for Sir Julius Cheever, elected to Parliament to represent the county of Northamptonshire.
Thomas, his long- suffering valet, was a martyr to Henry Redmayne's vanity. ' asked his master, parading in a lime green coat. ' 'How can they,' complained Henry, 'when they are so different in colour, cut and finish? Damnation, man! Green and red are opposing hues. ' 'Then it must be the green, sir,' said Thomas, ready to agree with him on any choice. ' Henry preened himself in front of the largest mirror, twisting around so that he could see himself from various angles and adjusting his coat as he did so.
Ice formed first along the banks then, gradually and imperceptibly, extended its reach across the whole river. The water that was the life-blood of the city disappeared from sight. Above the bridge, and partially below it, the Thames was one long sheet of cold, solid, continuous, unrelenting ice. No ships could sail, no boats could ferry passengers from one bank to another. London was starved of everything that came in by water. The huge trade in coal from Newcastle came to a complete halt. Fuel prices soon soared.