The Coopers Field Murder
by Wonny Lea
The first novel in this series, Jack-Knifed, saw the introduction of Detective Chief Inspector Martin Phelps, together with his sidekick, Detective Sergeant Matt Pryor, and their team, investigating the horrendous murder of a gay man in Cardiff.
Now they are faced with a body found in Coopers Field, a Cardiff beauty spot – a naked body that has lain there so long it is almost unidentifiable. Pathology reports establish that the body is that of a woman – but who is she, and how did she die?
Local nurse Sarah Thomas, a helpful passer-by when the body is found, soon finds that she has another unexpected death to deal with – at Parkland Nursing Home where she works. Colin James, one of her favourite residents at the home, dies suddenly – but the reactions of those closest to him are surprising. Was Colin’s death due to natural causes – or is there something more sinister afoot at Parkland?
The Coopers Field Murder is the second in Wonny Lea’s DCI Martin Phelps series, set in the thriving Welsh capital city of Cardiff.