Leslie Scase signing Fortuna’s Deadly Shadow
WHSmith Cardiff, CF10 2NX
Saturday 25th May from 11am
Come and meet Welsh crime writer Leslie Scase at WHSmith Cardiff on Saturday 25th May from 11am. Leslie will be signing copies of Fortuna's Deadly Shadow
1893: A train carrying its passengers to the bustling, industrial new town of Pontypridd crashes and in the chaos of the disaster, a killer covers the trail of a violent murder. Two years later Thomas Chard’s arrival in town to take up his post as inspector in the burgeoning police force, coincides with the grisly discovery of a body in the River Taff. Chard grapples with the demands of his new job – rudimentary Victorian police procedures, an authoritarian superintendent, and finding a murderer. His investigations lead him beyond respectable society, through the shadowy back streets of Pontypridd to the seamier side of town populated by money lenders, pick pockets, prostitutes and gamblers. As Chard’s list of suspects grows, each with their own secret to guard, he realises that he must disentangle the web of lies being spun around him in order to catch a killer.
Leslie Scase is a new Welsh author who was educated in South Wales, working in local industry before travelling widely across the UK during a long career in the Civil Service. He has written a number of magazine articles on the subject of military history but Fortuna’s Deadly Shadow is his first work of fiction. The novel has been inspired in part by his Italian and English ancestors having settled in South Wales in the late nineteenth century. A keen fly fisherman and real ale enthusiast, he lives in Shropshire close to the Welsh border.
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