Newly promoted DI Matt Pryor is disappointed when his first case seems to be a simple death from natural causes - that is, until the post-mortem shows something quite unexpected...?he elderly man who died on a Cardiff train was murdered - poisoned - by one of the other passengers. But who? There's a photograph in the dead man's pocket - a photograph that matches one owned by young professional Ellie Bevan. Is it just a coincidence that Ellie's the one who stayed with the body until the police arrived - or did she have a more sinister reason for sticking around? Matt's boss DCI Martin Phelps is delving into a tricky case of his own. The new superintendent is determined to clear up any old cases with a whiff of police corruption about them and Phelps is sent to investigate the decade-old murder of a young Somali man. He soon discovers that the police reports are filled with errors. Sloppy detective work - or a cover-up? Both Pryor and Phelps soon find themselves surprisingly drawn towards investigating a respected humanitarian charity. Feted by important people, the organisation isn't quite what it seems - and a wrong move could spell disaster...?ever Dead is the fifth in Wonny Lea's Cardiff Bay Investigations featuring DCI Phelps.
by Catrin Collier
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