A New Cozy Mystery from My Favorite Yorkshire Detective
A New Mystery with a Classic Feel for DCI Shadow
I’ve just completed the 4th book in the Shadow series by H. L. Marsay. Shadow is one of may favorite characters to perform. He’s grumpy, but under that gruff Yorkshire exterior he has a warm heart and a brain to match any of the sleuthing greats. The TV and movie rights for the series have just been licensed, so I’m hoping the series continues for many years to come. Books five and six will be released on audio this summer, curtesy of my own production company, Royal Wave Media.
There’s no such thing as a coincidence in York….
As Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year approach, the ancient city of York is busier than ever, and so is Detective Chief Inspector John Shadow. First, he has the theft of valuable Roman artifacts from a museum. Then, a Chinese tourist is reported missing. During his investigations, he encounters jewellers, chocolatiers, museum curators, and Roman soldiers—all pieces to a puzzle he must solve. After discovering a series of coincidences, he begins to suspect there may be a link between the two cases.
John Shadow is a man of contradictions. A solitary figure who notices the smallest details about other people, but endeavours to avoid their company. A lover of good food, but whose fridge is almost always empty. Although he would prefer to work alone, he is ably assisted by his eager partner Sergeant Jimmy Chang.
Shadow suspects he knows who the culprit is, but he needs proof. And then there’s the headache of trying to dodge attending an important party, even as the normally easygoing Jimmy behaves out of character.