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Number of Pages: 150
Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.51 X 0.35 (inches)|
The author, seen here visiting Lucerne, Switzerland, is an award-winning writer who in 2000 moved permanently from northern England to New Hampshire with his wife Catharine, a native of Oklahoma whom he met at Zurich. A graduate of London University and an accomplished linguist, he uses his experiences teaching and traveling in Europe as authentic settings for his successful series of mystery novels. In this, his latest Inspector Mason assignment, a prominent surgeon is found dead of a broken neck while out hiking at an English beauty spot. Was his death an accident, or was it foul play? If the latter, was his fate connected with his past life in Germany, or with his current medical practice? George Mason, of Scotland Yard Special Branch, in a case that takes him to some lesser-known corners of England, as well as to Switzerland and Germany, gets drawn into some very gray areas of modern medicine and a possible Europe-wide criminal conspiracy.
Author: J.D. Mallinson
Located in: Laconia, NH
Submitted: March 11, 2014
Tell us a little about yourself. I am a retired teacher writing tasteful mystery novels set mainly in Europe.
What was your motivation behind this project? To add to my set of Inspector Mason mysteries.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? An interesting, well-written read, with an original plot set in rural England and Switzerland.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? It took me about five months to complete it, in fairly leisurely fashion.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Favorite authors are Graham Greene, Hermann hesse, Len Deighton and John le Carre.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: My novels avoid explicit violence and sex, to concentrate on plot, characters and settings.