A valuable painting has disappeared and Penny Chakyar, a slightly-built, dusky young detective sergeant is tasked by her chief constable with finding it.
Penny is teamed with Josh, a tall, well-proportioned constable with a washboard stomach and abs you could grate cheese on. Josh is not all he seems to be, as Penny soon discovers. Meanwhile, fourteen-year-old twins Brian and Sue Hodgetts are increasingly unhappy with their court-appointed guardians. But nowhere near as unhappy as Elvis and Ozzy who roll a van loaded with stolen goods and find themselves in jail awaiting trial.
At the same time, Maddi and Jason are caught in a compromising position by the sinister Boris, who has taken incriminating photos on his cell phone. While he’s doing that, Daisy Norwood has a few too many vodka and tonics for breakfast and sets fire to her house, exposing the dark secrets in her cellar. Penny is determined to uncover the truth about the missing painting, but her investigation puts her life on the line after a car crash high on the twisting mountain road.
It’s all just another tale of life on the island where the loose ends come together at the end and Josh gets exactly what he deserves. Often humorous, sometimes passionate, occasionally disturbing, ’Picasso’s Secret’ is a masterful telling of a strange tale, by the always-imaginative champion of story-telling, Graham Hamer
(The Kindle edition of this book is available at https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B076M7K8VL/ )
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