If you know and love the Mayfair area – or just have a shopper’s pleasure in the place – then this literary thriller is for you. Set against the backdrop of Savile Row and St James’s it delves deeper into the world of the Russian oligarch and the rivalries and tensions that make up their world. When Detective Superintendent George Quinn is shot and a diamond ring stolen it is up to Quinn’s successor DI Blake Reynolds to unravel the mystery, helped and hindered by Quinn’s strangely protective p.a. As the mystery shifts north to the wilds of Yorkshire and to the exotic world of the South of France this is very much a cosmopolitan cautionary tale of lust and greed where no one is safe from temptation.
Andrew Martin The Yellow Diamond
Hardback £14.99 (320pp)
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