When a violent storm blasts England’s south coast, it’s up to retired Italian detective Giuseppe Bianchi to sift through the devastation and piece together the tragic events left behind in the storm’s wake.
Giuseppe Bianchi’s brief visit to Bexhill-on-Sea has become an extended stay. He is loath to return to his home in Rome because of the haunting images that made him leave in the first place.
During his morning walks along the seafront with Beagle, Max, he meets Edward Swain, who becomes Giuseppe's walking companion. They form a friendship of sorts and find they have a similar outlook on life.
But the devastating events of a single night lead Giuseppe to question the truth about Edward Swain. Teaming up with young journalist Christina Rossi - his cousin's daughter - Giuseppe learns about the brutal reality lurking behind the day-to-day life of families in the local community. And as the story unravels Giuseppe is reminded how anger and revenge can lead to the most dreadful of crimes.
After the Storm is the second novel in the Giuseppe Bianchi mystery series - the much-awaited sequel to Crossing the Line.
Grab your copy today, and enjoy the intrigue of traditional English mystery, cleverly combined with a continental twist.
"A riveting mystery, packed with intrigue, atmosphere and vintage charm. Escapism at its purest." (Helen Cox, romance, adventure and escape fiction writer, and author of nonfiction titles, courses, and masterclasses on all aspects of creative writing)
"A charming character-driver crime story, full of mystery, intrigue and period detail." (Tom Bromley, author, editor of fiction and nonfiction titles and director of fiction for the Professional Writing Academy,
the founding director of the Salisbury Literary Festival)
"A dashing Italian detective. A very English mystery. What more could you want?" (Christoffer Petersen, author of Greenland crime novels and Arctic thrillers)
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Evocative and intriguing
Absolutely loved this, even better than the first book. Wonderful sense of place and time, and a plot that I couldn’t guess. Brilliant narrator. Can’t wait for more from this combo.