Hardcastle's Conspiracy

On the eve of the Great War in 1914, a body is found in the lake in St James’s Park. What at first appears to be a robbery becomes more complex when it is discovered that the victim is a servant at one of Pall Mall’s prestigious gentlemen’s clubs. 

But Hardcastle’s enquiries reveal that the club’s members - and some of its staff - are not all they purport to be. Discovering thieves, adulterers and a blackmailer along the way, and in the face of the mobilisation of some of the suspects, the persistent DDI eventually makes an arrest.

© Graham Ison 2017