The Grendel Curse
When Chief Superintendent Jack Spike's head was discovered impaled
on the iron railings in front of the Tower of London a ripple of horror
swept across England. This ripple grew to tsunami proportions when it
was leaked out that a note had been stapled to his tongue, written by his
own hand and in his own blood, pleading that Bill Watson and Jennie
Holmes be assigned to the investigation into his murder.
Detective Inspector Bill Watson had retired from Scotland Yard after
being shot and wounded during the Xmas Murders' case where
identical twins calling themselves the Scalpel Sisters tortured and
killed members of the English Establishment.. His assistant, Detective
Sergeant Jennie Holmes, resigned from the force and left for the USA
with her lover, Professor Tony Bush, to get married and settle down
on his university campus. The Scalpel Sisters were shot and suffered
multiple injuries by the henchmen of the Russian oligarch, Biteya
Gonadsoffski. He was arrested and deported to the USA to face charges
relating to drug crimes, funding terrorist organizations and murder.
When a new outbreak of serial killings seem to be the work of a copycat
killer but this time aimed at an erratic, global pool of victims, Bill Watson
and Jennie Holmes are persuaded to assist with the investigation.
A/N This is the follow-up to the Xmas Murders.
Reviews "The greatest work of fiction since the LibDem manifesto" -Nick Clegg
"Eddie Welch has done it again" - Lavatory door, Basingstoke