A naked, unidentified girl murdered in a derelict flat near the BBC TV Centre turns out to own a £1 million Stradivarius violin or had she stolen it? Along with teasing whodunnit puzzles, ORCHESTRATED DEATH offers a touching, modern love story as fallible Detective Inspector Slider falls for the victims friend (Joanna). Series hero Slider and his creator are real discoveries for detection fans demanding quality and heart as well as ingenious plots. Shaun Usher Daily Mail
When a beautiful young woman is found naked and dead in a deserted London flat, Detective Inspector Bill Slider finds himself unable to keep an objective distance. His investigation reveals the lonely existence of this sad woman and gives us an inside look at life in a metropolitan orchestra. Intertwined with the investigation is an unusually well done love story which complements rather than distracts. The characters are diverse and believable the story is well-paced and the last fifty pages virtually force you to read them. Roberta Penn Prime Suspect
Masterful debutAlthough Harrod-Eagles unabashedly hints at a clue that might settle everything, no one bit of information answers every question. A sophisticated ending whets readers interest in the further adventures of these strong players. Publishers Weekly starred review
The British author handles district police procedures with the same easy authority she brings to the busy backstage life of a large symphony orchestra. Her ear is especially attuned, though, to character nuance Marilyn Stasio New York Times Book Review
A plethora of suspects, a reserved, mild-mannered hero, and the understatement so typical of the traditional British procedural. Kirkus Reviews
the initial book in the bill slider mystery stories. good read!
The naked body of an unidentified woman is found in a rundown flat and Det. Insp. Slider uses unconventional methods to solve the case.
The FIRST book in the award winning and well reviewed (by NYT) series. I was really drawn into the leading character Bill Slider as well as his partner Atherton. You really care about these policeman and what is happening in their lives and they show real concern for the victim, a lonely, lovely young violinist. I cant wait to read the next one.