Another day, another body for DS Slater. Called to the home of lonely old man Dylan Winter, Slater judges the death to be an unfortunate accident. Sad, but not suspicious, until the old man’s house is burgled days after the funeral. What was Winter hiding and who is so desperate to find it? Slater and the team take a second look. Someone else is also on the investigative trail. Journalist Geoff Rippon scents a story and he’s several steps ahead. He might be useful, if he can be trusted.
‘The Night Caller’ is an infamous burglar of wealthy homes. His signature mark is to leave a calling card at the scene. His latest victim seems to be Sir Robert Maunder. Just the man Slater wants to meet. But powerful men make dangerous enemies.
Slater and colleague DS Norman are struggling. As they dig deeper, strange links emerge between the dead man, a derelict orphanage and a ghostly woman who wanders the town in the small hours. This case has old roots. If Slater is to uncover the secrets buried at Hatton House, he’ll need to dig deep. Fifty years deep.
In the third of the Dave Slater Mysteries, our Hampshire detective discovers a loose thread. If he pulls it, he might just unravel the whole thing.