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A Bloody Hot Summer

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It’s 1927 and Great Britain is sweltering in an unprecedented heatwave. On the morning after her eightieth birthday party, Lady Fitzhugh is discovered bound and butchered in her bed, with her family and staff the prime suspects...

Whilst holidaying at nearby Meadowford Village, Detective Dermot Carlyle is asked to help investigate the brutal murder. The clues all point to a
Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Black Rose Writing
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Mary Yarde
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing

“Her screams reverberated throughout the mansion as the tray fell, scattering its contents on the bedroom floor…”

The Fitzhugh family had congregated at Fitzhugh Manor in the village of Meadowford, to celebrate Lady Doris Fitzhugh’s eightieth birthday. But the tranquillity of this small family union was shattered when Alice entered her mistresses’ bedroom the following morning, for Alice had unwittingly stumbled upon a gruesome discovery. Lady Doris’s throat had been slit, and her emerald
Michael Hartnett
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Lively Mystery that Exposes Murderers and Empires
Trevor D’Silva’s A Bloody Hot Summer is an old-fashioned British mystery, marked by an ever-building body count and a delicious parade of clues. Yet the novel also serves as a penetrating commentary on the price of Empire with its enemies made near (Scotland and Germany) and far (India and South Africa). By interweaving the complex history of the Fitzhugh family from 1850s India to fin de siècle South Africa (during the Boer Wars) to the Great
Billy Buttons
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
19th October, 2019
TITLE: A Bloody Hot Summer
AUTHOR: Trevor D’Silva
Star Rating: 4

To Sum Up
‘A cleverly plotted murder mystery populated with complex characters. Very enjoyable.’

I do enjoy a good murder mystery. And this is what A Bloody Hot Summer is. Set mostly in England during the 1920s, it kicks off with the murder of Lady Fitzhugh, a murder Inspector Lester Enderby and the younger Dermot Carlyle must try to solve. What follows is a cleverly interwoven plot
Trevor D'Silva
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Trevor D’Silva has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering; M.S. degrees in Engineering Management, and Environmental Engineering; and an Associate degree in Accounting. He has lectured in mechanical engineering and environmental science subjects at various colleges. Fateful Decisions is his first novel, encompassing history and fiction from WW I to the end of WW II. He uses his free time to ...more