|Posted by Brian Porter on January 31, 2011 at 5:56 AM|
Welcome to the world of Detective Inspector Albert Norris. Together with his sergeant, Dylan Hillman, Norris is given the task of solving a crime that seems to be almost unsolvable. The body of a young woman is discovered in one of the carriages of an underground train after it puills in to the station, having completed its last journey of the night. The murderer appears to have left no clues, and at first glance, it is hard to ascertain whether the murder took place on the train, or elsewhere.The victim is later identified and her friends, family and employer all describe her to Norris as being a well brought up, impeccably mannerd, well liked young woman, a staunch church-goer, with no known enemies. A potential link with terrorists devoted to preventing the underground railway from spreading throughout London is suggested by Norris's superiors, and when another victim is discovered, again on the underground railway, Norris is forced to accept this possibility, despite his gut feeling that the murders are of a far more personal nature. A third murder soon takes place and with fewer clues, and the ever present spectre of Jack the Ripper and his own fiendish crimes providing a sinister backdrop to the case, Norris and Hillman find themselves under increasing pressure to bring the case to a successful conclusion. The only question is....how?
Behind Closed Doors is an old-fashioned whodunnit, and Norris a character I hope readers will identify with, a man with a past, with human flaws and frailties, but, above all, a man with the nose of a bulldog and the keen tracking sense of a terrier. He simply doesn't know how to give up and will stop at nothing, no matter who it may upset, in his quest to solve the series of 'murders on the underground'.
Coming in paperback and e-book editions in the summer of 2011 from Sonar 4 Publications.