'A writer who provokes, almost as much as he entertains' Daily Mail
'Engaging and smartly plotted' Observer
With old friends like these, who needs enemies?
It's a question mild mannered detective Edward Newson is forced to ask himself when, in romantic desperation, he logs on to the Friends Reunited website in search of the girlfriends of his youth. Newson is not the only member of the Class of '88 who has been raking over the ashes of the past. As his old class begins to reassemble in cyberspace, the years slip away and old feuds and passions burn hot once more.
Meanwhile, back in the present, Newson's life is no less complicated. He is secretly in love with Natasha, his lovely but very attached sergeant, and failing comprehensively to solve a series of baffling and peculiarly gruesome murders. A school reunion is planned and as history begins to repeat itself, the past crashes headlong into the present. Neither will ever be the same again.
What readers are saying:
***** 'Fun, frightful and relentlessly gripping.'
***** 'Clever and original . . . a great read'
***** 'Darkly comic, intriguing . . . and with a real twist in the tail.'
Fans will love it
Engaging and smartly plotted
It's warm-hearted characterisation and deft pacing should make the paperback popular on next summer's beaches
Past Mortem confirms Elton as craftsmanlike, thoughtful and readable. Fans will find plenty to enjoy
A writer who provokes almost as much as he entertains