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Courting Danger, the third book in the Bob Robbins Home Front Mystery series, is available on Amazon.

The great British crime writer Margery Allingham said a good mystery should be like a box with four walls. The walls being: “a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it.”

The crime in the new Bob Robbins story Courting Danger is the murder of a charming young doctor found in a remote pool on a bleak Cornish moorland. The mystery surrounding his death is complicated by why a young woman is subsequently found dead among ancient standing stones in a nearby area, and what the doctor’s strange aunt is doing in his family home.

Bob’s enquiry leads him to a sacred cave in a hollow hill, which involves a lot of hiking and does his sciatica no good at all. Fortunately, he has the literary-minded, sharp-eyed young PC Laurie Oliver to help him. Laurie also learns to ride a horse, finds a girlfriend and uncovers a network of stolen museum treasures. Bob’s investigation benefits from the additional help of the Scots doctor Ned MacManus (from Local Resistance) and the perceptive, good-humoured Nell Copeland, a WVS volunteer.

The Conclusion, which I shan’t reveal, rights various wrongs and leads Bob to an unexpected happy ending.

Read opening chapter....