Published: 02 Dec 2014
It was supposed to be a quiet holiday on the south coast of England, away from the chaos of a London buzzing about the biggest murder trial in decades. But for Detective Inspector Michael Dachemont, nicknamed “Dashing Dachemont” by a dreamy-eyed reporter, it turns out to be anything but quiet when, just after meeting a lovely young woman on the beach, he is called in to investigate an apparent robbery attempt. What at first appears to be a minor incident soon becomes much more. The twists and turns in the case, along with the assortment of eccentrics he encounters as he tries to separate fact from fiction, prove challenging and require him to muster all his Yard training as well as all his patience and self-control. In the end, not only does he sort out the maze of intrigue but Inspector Dachemont finds himself caught in another and decidedly more agreeable web.