Death of Distinction (A Gil Mayo Mystery)

Death of Distinction (A Gil Mayo Mystery)

by Marjorie Eccles
     
 
Gil Mayo has two problems on his hands: adjusting to the demands of his new appointment as Detective Superintendent and at the same time leading the investigation into the murder of one of his town's most distinguished citizens. As he and his assistant, Abigail Moon, plunge into the inquiry, they inevitably uncover secrets people would rather leave hidden, and come

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Gil Mayo has two problems on his hands: adjusting to the demands of his new appointment as Detective Superintendent and at the same time leading the investigation into the murder of one of his town's most distinguished citizens. As he and his assistant, Abigail Moon, plunge into the inquiry, they inevitably uncover secrets people would rather leave hidden, and come across another murder before they reach the final solution.

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Police detective Gil Mayo (An Accidental Shroud, 1997, etc.), based in the Midlands town of Lavenstock, has just been promoted to Detective Superintendent. Lavenstock is home to the Conyhall Young Offenders' Institution, and nearby is the rambling country house of Jack Lilburne, its highly respected Governor, his garden-fixated wife Dorthea, and their nubile daughter Flora. When Jack is killedþand Flora injuredþby a bomb placed under his car, Mayo heads the investigation. It centers, at first, on the inmates at the Institution, especially on Derek Davis, now on release but known to have threatened Lilburne. Flora, slowly recovering in the hospital, has drawn the adoring attention of operating room technician Marc Daventry. Marc's recent life has been obsessed with finding the mother who'd given him up for adoption to parents now dead. He has accidentally succeeded in that missionþthrough stolid Avril Kitchinþeven as Mayo and his staff are exploring leads from Davis and are beginning to uncover the secrets of 20 years past that will lead to the killer, though not in time to stop another murder. Heavily focused on the psychological aspects of the story's well-drawn charactersþeven those peripherally involvedþbut Eccles's lucid narrative and tension-building skills provide an intriguing outing for procedural fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312185664
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Series:
Gil Mayo Mystery Series, #8
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.71(d)

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