Suddenly at Home


When Richard Cooper is found shot to death in his luxury apartment in North Sheen, London, Detective Chief Inspector Harry Brock and Detective Sergeant Dave Poole are assigned the case.

Dennis Jones, who found Cooper’s lifeless body, told the police that Cooper had been in fear of his life from an unnamed woman.  But the police are very dubious about the veracity of Jones’s account.

 

Lydia Maxwell, who lived in the apartment opposite Cooper’s, claimed to have heard gunshots at about one o’clock, and later gives Brock several more snippets of information.  But is she being just a little too helpful to the police?  

 

At first, Richard Cooper appeared to be a very private man, and the more that his background was probed the less it seemed that the detectives learned about him.  

However, a visit to Belgium began to unravel the mystery and pushed the enquiry eventually to its conclusion.  But not without tragedy.

© Graham Ison 2017