All Quiet On Arrival

When police are called to a house in Chelsea following a neighbour’s complaint of a noisy party, all seems to be quiet, but a short while later flames are seen coming from the house.  In the main bedroom, the fire brigade find the body of Mrs Diana Barton who had been stabbed to death in a frenzied attack.   

DCI Harry Brock and DS Dave Poole are assigned to the investigation, and discover that, far from being the reserved housewife she seemed, Diana was a fun-loving promiscuous woman who made certain that the party developed into a sexual orgy.  Eventually the two detectives trace and interview most of the partygoers.  But which of them is the murderer?

However, Diana Barton’s murder is not the only killing, and in a complex enquiry that stretches as far as Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, Brock and Poole have their work cut out solving the mystery.

© Graham Ison 2017