By Jill McGown
Lloyd and Hill secret #7
When the physique of fifteen-year-old Natalie Ouspensky is located strangled close to a public park in Stansfield, England, Detective Inspector Judy Hill and Detective leader Inspector Lloyd have their paintings reduce out for them. For Natalie wasn't rather the blameless her mom believes, and her classmates at Oakland college protect Natalie's secrets--and their own--like lifestyles itself. Then a shred of proof issues Hill and Lloyd within the right--and decidedly deadly--direction. . . .
"[A ] compelling tale . . . The characters are devious, crafty, charming--and really, actually depraved. This small English city, overrun with malice, is definitely served by means of its finely delineated constabulary, with Lloyd and Hill on the best in their form."
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Extra info for A Shred of Evidence (Lloyd & Hill Mystery Series, Book 7)
Mona Lisa had vanished. 5 million today), was hanging in her usual place on the wall of the Salon Carré, between Correggio's Mystical Marriage and Titian's Allegory of Alfonso d'Avalos. On Tuesday morning, when the Louvre reopened to the public, she was gone. Within hours after the discovery of her empty frames, the story broke in an extra edition of Le Temps, the major morning newspaper in France. ” Incredulous reporters from local papers and international news services converged on the museum.
Workers in blue overalls swept the quais with faggot brooms. Under the girders and skylights at Les Halles, what Emile Zola called the belly of Paris, horses and workers performed the morning ballet, mongers shouting their products and prices through the central market. The bells of nearby St-Eustache tolled. Louis Béroud followed the narrow Seine channel along Quai Saint-Michel. At the point where the Boulevard Saint-Michel disgorged, he crossed and continued along the Quai des Grands Augustins, perhaps stopping to look at the steeple of Sainte-Chapelle rising out of the cluster of government buildings that comprise the judicial heart of Paris, housing courtrooms, jail cells, and the office of the chief of the Paris police.
The plumber was vague on every point except one: The man worked at the Louvre. He was wearing a white employee smock. The brass doorknob raised as many questions as it answered. Why would the thief toss it into the garden where it would be easy to find? If he continued walking along the Quai du Louvre, why didn't he cross the street and drop the knob in the river? If he crossed the bridge, why didn't he drop it over the side? Mixing the descriptions of the two suspects like colors on a palette, Prefect Lépine dispatched an urgent bulletin to Bordeaux, but his direct authority ended at the outskirts of the capital.
A Shred of Evidence (Lloyd & Hill Mystery Series, Book 7) by Jill McGown