"I'm talking to a man who's had four wives and keeps a wolf." Journalist Impey Dalrymple has reservations when Jules Challenger, a notorious debt-collector uses her parlous financial state to persuade her to work for him. With her love of animals and expertise in animals' social behaviour as well as her journalistic skill, the multi-millionaire believes she will be able to discover why someone has vandalised his firm's symbol, a prized sculpture of his first wife, which he does not believe is a random attack. Does the culprit may hate his plan to use the local golf club as an organic wildlife park where he can fly his pet vulture and exercise his wolf? Or is this a personal grudge from someone he has offended through his debt collection? As the job tears into her friendships and even her own love life, Impey becomes nervous of her involvement with Jules. The disappearance of his wealthy god-mother plus the deaths of a couple of his ex wives make her fear for her own safety.
About the Author
Lucy Abelson was born in a small English village in the county of Norfolk. She grew up in Kent where her father ran a small tutorial establishment and her mother was a doctor. Since her parents met on the golf course playing mixed foursomes, the Wildernesse country club played a big part in family life.
Lucy spent much of her time outside school in the children's corner of the Sevenoaks bookshop. Although she devoured fiction she managed to win general knowledge competition set by the bookshop. This led to a prize giving ceremony with the renowned children's author Noel Streatfield. On hearing the ten year old wanted to be a "writer like you" when she grew up, the great author responded, to hoots of laughter from the assembled grown-ups, "this little girl wants to steal my job".
Undeterred Lucy started contributing to magazines during her school days at West Heath, where her mother was school doctor, both whilst Lucy was there and subsequently when the school was attended by the late Diana, Princess of Wales.