PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS “FLORENCE”, REPUBLISHED BY JOFFE BOOKS ON 28TH FEBRUARY RETITLED “DEATH BY NIGHT”
Nobody wants a visit from The Night Caller . . .
When the body of elderly Mr Winter is found in his modest terraced home, still in his pyjamas, Detective Dave Slater quickly decides there’s nothing suspicious to report. The old man fell and hit his head. It’s sad, but these things happen.
A few days later, Mr Winter’s home is ransacked — and Slater is forced to change his mind. This was no opportunist break-in. Someone was looking for something specific. But what did the lonely old man have in his possession that could cost his life?
Detective Norman Norman meanwhile is landed with the case from hell. A burglar known as The Night Caller has been targeting the larger houses of Hampshire. And, just Norman’s luck, his latest victim is the former Chief Constable — who makes no secret of his contempt for Norman’s investigative efforts.
There’s no way The Night Caller would be interested in old Mr Winter’s modest property. But then Slater and Norman uncover a connection . . . and the case takes a disturbing twist.
To find the answers, the two detectives must dig deep into the past. But are they prepared for the secrets they’re about to uncover?