The gruesome discovery of a decaying torso and a head, in two separate holdall bags, sets Detective Chief Inspector Masterson and his team into action to find the killer. With a distinctive blue butterfly tattoo on the torso's back, they question the recent disappearance of a high-profile female celebrity and whether the two cases are linked. A ransom note is sent to her two brothers - are they or their uncle implicated in some way or is there someone else involved?
Attempting to piece together this intricate puzzle of clues, the shrewd thief-taker, DCI Masterson, chases witnesses, suspected drug dealers and a possible mole within his own team. Coping with a poorly mother in hospital, his own health issues and intrusive hierarchy, will he be able to overcome all the obstacles and crack the case? This gritty and relentlessly engaging murder investigation is as compelling as it is grisly, and it is one that will hold you in its grip until the very end.
ISBN : 978-1-78830-867-0
Pages : 368
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Stella Celia lives in the rural hills of mid-Wales. She has been a local Magistrate for eighteen years and throughout this time has longed to pursue a career writing crime novels.
To fulfil her ambition, she embarked on a series of writing and Forensic courses at Aberystwyth University.
Stella created ‘Chief Inspector Nathaniel Masterson' as her ideal down-to-earth thief-taker.
When she isn't writing, Stella enjoys spending time with her ducks, geese and peacocks!