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Writers Inspiring Change feature book: Courting Danger

Updated: Mar 25

Dr. Lanyon might have been a well-respected physician, PC Oliver, but he had the morals of an alley-cat.”

Cornwall 1943: Dumpy, grumpy wartime Detective Sergeant Bob Robbins is called out to investigate a suspicious death in a moorland pool. The victim, Dr. Corin Lanyon, was liked by all and loved by many – especially women. Bob rules out suicide and starts to investigate the doctor’s connections to a Celtic heritage group. Meanwhile, the doctor’s eccentric Aunt Hilda moves into his family home with a very specific agenda. Hilda appears quite mad, is she also evil? With the help of the keen young PC Laurie Oliver, Bob reveals a network of deceit and stolen museum treasures. Then another body is found in an ancient stone circle. Is this linked to Dr Lanyon? Could one of the American GIs in the neighbourhood be to blame? To track down the killer, or killers, Bob and Laurie first have to find out how the crimes were committed – starting with another visit to the bleak moorland pool and the discovery of dubious practices in a sacred cave in a hollow hill.

Courting Danger is a tangled web of clues for readers who enjoy rural crime fiction with a dash of humour.

About J.G. Harlond

Secret agents, skulduggery, crime and romance . . .

A member of the British Crime Writers Association, J.G. Harlond (Jane) is the author of award-winning, page-turning historical crime novels that weave fictional characters into real events. Jane’s books have achieved recognition as ‘Discovered Diamonds’ (x5) and ‘Book of the Month’, Readers’ Favourite 5* awards (x3), and a Wishing Shelf Red Ribbon award.

After travelling widely (she has visited or lived in most of the locations in her novels), Jane is now settled in rural southern Spain.

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