As a Special Constable, Teddy Creque is the only police presence on the remote, sun-drenched island of Anegada, nestled in the heart of the British Virgin Islands. In all his years on the job, Teddy has never considered the possibility that he might have to address an actual crime on his peaceful island. That is, until he receives a hysterical call about a dead man on the beach. Indeed, Teddy is shocked to discover Paul Kelliher, a biologist who travelled to the island every winter for research, lying dead on the sands of the island's most remote beach, killed by a single shot to the head. And when the BVI's "real police" task Teddy with informing Kelliher's nearest kin of his death, Teddy makes an even more surprising discovery: there's no record that Paul Kelliher ever existed. Suddenly Teddy's routine life is thrown into tumult as he tries to track a killer against his boss's wishes while balancing his complicated family life, three other jobs, and the colourful characters populating the island around him. Written with a wry, witty narrative voice and a plot full of twists and turns, John Keyse-Walker's Minotaur Books!
Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning debut is a pure delight.
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 25 mm
"Spectacular as a Caribbean sunset, Keyse-Walker's debut is a well-paced puzzler no one should miss."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Sun, Sand, Murder by John Keyse-Walker is a winner. It is written with the coral clarity of a Caribbean atoll, and evokes an edgy rhythm that suits the protagonist, Teddy Creque, and his wholly authentic domain, the Virgin Islands."
--Randy Wayne White
"Sun, Sand, Murder is a masterful island caper. A salty whodunnit that reads like a balmy breeze and a dip in the sea. Keyse-Walker surprises at every turn so grab your sunscreen and enjoy the ride!"--Shaun Morey, author of The Crooked Pearl and Incredible Fishing Stories