Former Detective Inspector Jack Lunn is enjoying the quiet life. Twenty years on from being medically retired from the job with Hampshire Police, he’s earned his quiet routine of long walks in the New Forest.

However, Jack’s peace is shattered when he discovers the body of a friend and local landowner while on a fishing trip. Drawn into the investigation, he comes face to face with an old colleague, and the police investigation machine he thought he had left behind.

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As family secrets are exposed and a reporter takes an interest, Jack and his partner’s eldest daughter Gemma, a former military intelligence officer set to work to uncover who killed his friend.

As the body count rises, can they both unravel the mystery before it’s too late, or will Jack’s life be sacrificed as just so much dead drift.

My Review

The resolution to a murder case is hanging in the balance, but ex-copper Jack Lunn knows when the pieces just don’t fit together. Former colleague Superintendent Geoff Cooke thinks he’s tied it all up neatly. There is no love lost between them, but then Geoff happens to be married to Jack’s ex-wife. He is also a bit of a twat. Luckily senior officer Detective Chief Superintendent Rhona Blacklock is Jack’s number one fan. Apart from his new partner Sarah and her daughter Gemma, a former military intelligence officer.

Jack is no longer a police officer as an injury left him unable to continue in anything other than a desk job, but his interest in solving crime has never waned, even after 20 years. And the victim happened to be a friend, of sorts. However, most people found her obnoxious and overbearing and she certainly had enemies.

Having left the police force Jack worked as an estate agent, but his real love is fly fishing. So when he is made redundant, he starts hand-tying fancy flies and trying to sell them to three local tackle shops. I apologise if that doesn’t make sense but I know nothing about fishing (I have to admit I’m a bit anti).

Then another body turns up and things start to look more complicated.

This is a great read for those who want their murder mysteries a bit cosier, without too much blood and gore, just the odd body floating in the river and/or bashed over the head. And don’t you just love this sentence:

‘Lunn knew the the manure had connected with the air conditioning….’

Many thanks to @zooloo2008 for inviting me to be part of this blog tour.

About the Author

Born in West London, the middle of three boys, Andy won a scholarship to Lord Wandsworth College. He represented the school at most sports and also played rugby for Hampshire at Under 18 level. After university, working life began with H. M. Customs & Excise, mostly on Mobile Task Force Units and Rummage Crews out of Southampton. He then moved to the Police as a beat bobby in Dorset. He now works in property and lives in the South Downs, West Sussex. Often found at crime writing festivals and an avid reader, Andy regularly files reviews with the renowned crime fiction eZine Shotsmag.

You can see Andy chatting about writing and Dead Drift with renowned crime writing interviewer, Jacky Gramosi Collins (Dr Noir) for Noir At The Bar – Edinburgh via the link below.

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