Frances meets Navajo after saving him from two attackers. Navajo reveals he is a private detective who deals with old cases for high wealth individuals and asks Frances to join him on his current case. Hugh Baxter-Wright has been killed, by a vanishing bullet, thirteen months earlier. The office door is locked, the window closed and there is no trace of a bullet. The police have failed to close the case so Mrs Baxter-Wright cannot claim her large insurance settlement so she employs them to solve the mystery. A number of suspects are interviewed; family members that seem shadowy and employees who appear evasive. On a visit to see the family solicitor he too is shot, and again the bullet vanishes. When they re-examine all the clues Navajo suddenly realises how the murder was committed and how to catch the murderer.
If you are after a short crime novella this is the one for you, it certainly packs a punch, I found it a very interesting and engaging story with some brilliant characters through out. There is a fantastic twist at the end that I didn’t see coming and the ending was excellent. It was the perfect short story as it left me wanting to read more by this author. Looking forward to the next book.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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