When Anthony Bliss – roguish ladies man and con-artist extraordinaire – meets gorgeous Corinne Lake, whose wit, charm and eye for the finer things in life make her utterly irresistible, sparks fly. Their combination of passion and intellect make them perfect partners – in crime. Putting their heads together, they dream up a scheme for success – by smuggling a crooked financier out of England they could stand to make a fortune. In an action-packed race against time, the pair go over every detail of their plan – but is it enough to pull off the heist of a lifetime? ‘It is impossible for Andrew Garve to be anything but supremely readable’ Guardian ‘The ensuing complications and surprises are highly ingenious, making this Andrew Garve’s best for several books’ Sunday Times
An instinctive decision. A dangerous gang. A life at risk. When Debbie Sheldon witnesses a jewel theft – one that leaves an innocent man dead – she acts on impulse, taking a photograph of the getaway car. And now the criminals want the evidence back and to silence Debbie. For good. With the protection of the police Debbie must act as bait to lure the violent killers to a disused mill, but the plan proves to be flawed. Soon the body count is rising and the predators have become the prey. ‘Always seems to be at his best . . . It is impossible for this author to be anything but supremely readable’ Guardian
When Frank Roscoe saves their young son from drowning, Sally and John Mellanby are understandably grateful, and offer their help to the ex-Army officer while he establishes himself in the local area. They invite him into their home, offer him a car and even an interest-free loan if he needs it. Slowly Roscoe’s manner changes and the family become trapped in a nightmare of fear and suspicion which threatens to destroy their tranquil way of life. A gripping and all too plausible story of blackmail and deceit set in the soft beauty of Somerset, The Golden Deed is a simple yet effective tale of a couple whose good intentions bring a treacherous force into their lives. ‘Has the priceless gift of telling a story with apparent simplicity, but unfailing grip’ Times Literary Supplement
Mike Conway, an ocean-going yachtsman down on his luck in a tropical port, welcomes the chance to repair his fortunes when he is approached to undertake a dangerous and illegal, but highly lucrative mission. For Victor Metaxas, who planned the enterprise, it is an expansive, millionaire’s gesture on behalf of his country. For the hero-worshipping Leanda, who helped him, it is a passionate crusade. This proves to be the biggest obstacle that Conway, a self-styled “mercenary,” has to contend with. When the yacht Thalia slips out of Mombasa Harbour at the start of the adventure, the prospects seem reasonably good—but there are complications, villainous and romantic, ahead—and the trickiest part of the whole project turns out to be the journey back. Andrew Garve has once more set a gripping and original story against an unusual background. A Hero for Leanda triumphantly achieves the high standards of realism and suspense which this author always sets himself.
When the boundaries between reality and fiction become blurred it is left to one man to seek the truth . . . Journalist Peter Rennie discovers more than he bargained for after being sent to the Channel Islands to do an interview for his news paper. A chance meeting with the mysterious Mary Smith not only has Peter falling head over heels in love with the vivacious woman, but also leads him onto a much more intriguing investigation of his own. Using all his professional knowledge, Peter must get to the bottom of a complex murder case in order to win back the woman he has given his heart to. But when the case in question involves two crime authors, two near-identical novels, a gruesome death and an elaborate paper trail the truth seems impossibility out of his grasp . . . ‘A strikingly varied and lively book’ New York Times ‘A wonderful yarn . . . with a smash finish’ San Francisco Chronicle
Alan Hunt is ambitious and unpleasant – a caravan salesman with good looks, youth and charm. He is engaged to be married to Susan, a plain girl with a beautiful fortune. Just two weeks before the wedding, Gwenda Nicholls turns up, a pretty redhead he seduced on holiday in Norway: lovely, trusting – and pregnant. She threatens Hunt’s new way of life, insisting on marriage, so he forms a plan to get rid of her – permanently – and knows the perfect site to hide the body. “A master of suspense at the top of his form.” Evening News “Guaranteed to bring gasps at his ingenuity.” Sun “Distinctly gripping study of a coldly narcissistic salesman-seducer . . .” Observer