The Lyme Regis Murders by Andrew Segal

Can Innocence ever be an Incentive to Murder? A question Andrew Segal asked himself when embarking on his latest crime thriller.
Front Cover by Anne Sharp
Front Cover by Anne Sharp
EUROPE, U.K. - March 17, 2020 - PRLog -- My current novel, The Lyme Regis Murders, is both whodunnit and thriller. The sleepy coastal resort of Lyme Regis is the scene of the horrific murder of three innocent little girls. Formidable private investigator, Tammy Pierre, is contracted by the kiddies father, who believes the police and his wife have him nailed as a suspect, to find the real killer. But Tammy has her own issues, with drink, drugs, indeterminate sexuality and racism. She is mixed, Trinidadian Catholic on her father's side and French Jewish on her mother's. Physically attacked by a knife wielding thug, abused and reviled, Tammy meets with nothing but opposition from all quarters, not least the local police with whom she is obliged to liaise. The ending is, as you would expect, unexpected.


"So, there it was. On television the night before, and now in all the national newspapers.Tammy was at her desk looking at Sky News.The announcement, now repeated in the morning summary, had been made by a smug-looking Detective Chief Inspector Downey at a hurriedly called press conference that a suspect was being questioned. One who had been cautioned in the past for harassing a child. Further news would follow, Downey had refused to answer any of the barrage of questions that had been flung at him, merely hurriedly stalking off, his stony countenance disguising the satisfaction he was feeling over developments."


Inspiration for the novel, began when I was young, I watched a contract killer being interviewed on TV. How they got hold of him I shall never know. But there he was, explaining that after a murder, he enjoyed a sense of tranquillity.

Many years later, I found myself driving in an unfamiliar district, unable to find my way, I gave a lift to an old man who offered to show me the route in return for a ride. He confidentially told me, that he'd been, 'away, for ten years,' and that he'd, 'Done it,. Done it for the Krays.' A chilling realisation of whom I had seated next to me giving me directions, dawned on me. As I dropped him off he waved saying. 'Drive safely, mate,' as I sped off.


"I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was a little sad to get to the end. It was fast paced in the right places and kept me engaged all the way through. Jayne Anderson

"I loved the main character Tammy. She's very complex and complicated as well as tough as nails" JenniferJ

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