by Wonny Lea
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 …
The 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 …
Never Dead is the fifth in Wonny Lea’s Cardiff Bay Investigations featuring DCI Phelps.