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Death in the Cove (1)

The body of a man wearing a pinstriped suit is found dead in a secluded bay on Portland Island, Dorset. Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga is sent to investigate.

Death in the Cove

1950, Portland Island, Dorset.

A dead man is found by former war photographer Eva Paisley in a secluded bay on Portland Island. The victim was stabbed in the neck with a narrow-bladed knife.

Inspector Alun Ryga is called from Scotland Yard to investigate. But no one in the local community seems to know who the victim is.

The man appears to have been a labourer, but he is found dressed in a tailored pinstriped suit, silk underwear, handmade shoes and rare pink-diamond cufflinks. Something about him doesn’t add up . . .

Ryga quickly establishes a good working relationship with Eva Paisley. But the local police warn Ryga not to trust her.

It’s Ryga’s first solo investigation outside of London. He’s keen to prove his worth. But will it cost him his life?



"Lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Kept me enthralled to the final chapter."

"Well written. Brings the atmosphere and era alive."

"Loved this book, set in 1950’s, characters good, thoroughly enjoyable."

"This was really enjoyable and is a great start to a series and left me wanting to read more. I loved the setting and the historical timeline in which it is set.

Ryga is an intriguing character as is Eva who I loved, being a determined, intelligent and independent woman. I always enjoy a story more when I take to the main character(s) so this was an easy read for me. Looking forward to seeing what is next in store for Ryga."

"A book with many twists and turns, great characters and setting with history, art and photography themes throughout, really enjoyed it."



Other books in this series

Death On Board
Death in the Dunes
Death in the Harbour
Death In the Nets


About Pauline

Pauline Rowson lives on the South Coast of England and is the best selling author of many crime novels, published by Joffe Books. Her popular crime novels include the DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mystery series, the Art Marvik mystery thrillers and the 1950s set Inspector Ryga mysteries. Subscribe to her newsletter for all the latest books news.

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