The death of John Longbottom behind his locked study door has long baffled the denizens of Salt Lake City and the world beyond. Now, Jane Holmes, partner of renowned detective, Cheryl Holmes, tells the true story of Longbottom’s demise and the sadistic woman responsible.
Asked by the widow of a man found dead behind a locked study door, as she and the man’s wife and friends played bridge, Cheryl Holmes reluctantly agrees to do what she can. With the help of her partner and assistant, Jane, and a Salt Lake detective, she begins to look into the dead man’s business and personal affairs.
What Cheryl finds will uncover the life of enforced servitude Longbottom led outside his marriage and lead her to confront the woman known as ‘Ms Marina’.
A Locked Room Mystery
Publication date: 29/05/2012