May 2015 eBook of the Month.
The ‘Mirabelle Bevan Mystery’ series continues to maintain the same convincing atmosphere and assured quality, yet with each book the author skilfully delivers a refreshingly different read. ‘British Bulldog’ is set in the early 50’s, a year after ‘England Expects’ and the Second World War still holds a formidable grip on Mirabelle’s life. As Mirabelle walks through the streets, you feel as though you are pacing alongside her, the 50’s comes to life and allows you to experience a Brighton, London and Paris from the past. The war years cast a daunting shadow, particularly over the women in this novel, haunting and tormenting thoughts and feelings. The background investigation hooks your interest, and when the action kicks in, it does so with a ferocious intensity. This is wonderful escapism and an extremely readable, intriguing blend of history, action and mystery. ~ Liz Robinson
British Bulldog sees Mirabelle on the trail of an RAF pilot who went missing during the war and mysteriously never came home. Her search takes her to Paris where she discovers an espionage operation smuggling secrets out of Russia. Her investigations also uncover some unwelcome truths about her wartime lover Jack and the true nature of his intelligence work in France. This is the fourth installment in Sara Sheridan's best-selling cosy crime noir series featuring heroine Mirabelle Bevan.
|Publication date:||20th April 2015|
|Publisher:||Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 07/11/2021
This fourth outing for Sara Sheridan’s stylish 1950s heroine, former Secret Service agent Mirabelle Bevan, is a tale of heroism, intrigue and dark secrets forgotten in the fog of war. When a lawyer turns up with news of a mysterious legacy from an old acquaintance, Major Matthew ‘Bulldog’ Bradley, it soon transpires that the inheritance comes with strings attached. Mirabelle is required to investigate the strange disappearance of an RAF pilot in occupied Europe. The search inevitably takes her across the channel. As she plunges into the shadowy world of Nazi agents turned Cold War spies and investigates the hidden activities of the French Resistance, Mirabelle finds herself forced to examine her own wartime past, and to confront the truth behind her former lover Jack’s intelligence work. A fast-paced and tightly plotted mystery, this new instalment in Sheridan’s best-selling series about a Brighton detective agency is smart and engrossing.
'Mirabelle has a dogged tenacity to rival Poirot' - Sunday Herald
'I was gripped from start to finish - Newbooks magazine
'Unfailingly stylish, undeniably smart' - Daily Record
'A crime force to be reckoned with - Good Reads
'Plenty of colour and action, will engage the reader from the first page to the last. Highly recommended' - Bookbag
Sara Sheridan is an historical novelist who writes two different kinds of books. One is a series of cosy crime noir mysteries set in Brighton in the 1950s – Brighton Belle - and the other is a set of novels based on the real-life stories of late Georgian and early Victorian explorers and adventurers (1820 - 1845) – The Secret Mandarin and Secret of the Sands. Tipped in Company and GQ magazines, she has been nominated for a Young Achiever Award. She received a Scottish Library Award for Truth or Dare, her first novel, and was shortlisted for the Saltire Book Prize. ...More About Sara Sheridan