'A new whodunit featuring Mallorquin cop Enrique Alvarez is as welcome as a week in the sun' Financial Times When expat Keith Vickers's boat is found empty and drifting out at sea, no one is too worried. But then Inspector Alvarez discovers that no one has seen Vickers for several days...so when Vickers's body turns up it isn't exactly a surprise to Alvarez that the case is now one of murder. Interviewing the dead man's servants, Alvarez gets the impression of a notorious philanderer -- a man whose love life is so complicated even Vickers himself probably had trouble remembering its intricacies. And one of those intricacies is British cabinet minister George Lovell, a man staying on Mallorca with his cousin, a man who was overheard arguing with Vickers on the day of his disappearance. As Alvarez unearths the dead man's shady business dealings, he becomes increasingly suspicious of Lovell, and confiscates his passport to stop him leaving the island. Not surprisingly, the cabinet minister lodges an official complaint, and Alvarez finds himself once again out in the cold, bearing the brunt of his Superior Chief's vitriolic tongue. And not only that, he's still got a case to solve...
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Roderic Jeffries was born in England but has lived in Spain for many years. He and his wife live in Mallorca and have one son.From Booklist:
Roderic Jeffries' long-suffering Inspector Alvarez has a new case to solve when British expat Keith Vickers disappears. In this twenty-fourth adventure in a series set on the picturesque island of Mallorca, Alvarez finds Vickers' yacht adrift off the coast. When his body turns up a few days later, no one is surprised. Vickers, a notorious womanizer with an estranged wife, was involved in some unscrupulous business enterprises. Alvarez thinks that an obnoxious visiting British cabinet minister may be involved, but pursuing this line of investigation results in a reprimand from his chief. Add the constant criticism from his nephew's wife and Jeffries' witty portrait of the expat society, and readers will delight in Alvarez's attempt to solve the case between visits to the local bar for cognac and coffee. Barbara Bibel
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Book Description Collins for Crime Club, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0002327031
Book Description Harper Collins, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002327031