Sam and Scarlett have been married for a little over a year. Scarlett has recently inherited her fathers multimillion dollar business empire and Sam has retired from being a private detective to help Scarlett run the business. A four day weekend at the Windsor, designed as a ‘getaway’ from the pressures of their new life is interrupted by Detective Inspector Blank, who tries to entice Sam out of retirement to help him with a high profile murder committed not far from Sam and Scarlett’s iconic hotel, The Windsor.
Sam and Scarlett are determined to enjoy their time together but Sam’s fame as a mystery writer and private detective seem determined to drag them into this mystery.
Melbourne’s finest old hotel, wine, whisky, cafes, restaurants, fashion, daggers, policemen, beautiful cars, and a mature couple very much in love, all play their part in an adventure that unfolds over a LONG WEEKEND.
As for ‘whodunit?’
The ending lays out the likely killer but the story does not need a capture, arrest and conviction.
As you will read, Sam is a reluctant PI and the book is more about the relationship between him and Scarlett.
The second book in the ’Sam And Scarlett’ series is more about ‘whodunit’, but that is still being written.
In my not so humble opinion, good detective fiction is more about the characters and how they react to the unfolding mystery…… and that is what my story tries to convey.