Introducing a beguiling pet detective heroine with an enticing new murder series
If secrets could be taken to the grave many of us would have an ear to the ground. But as Alexander, Earl of Greengrass, discovers one clear Sunday morning late in November, death is a most efficient way of revealing the cavern of cover-ups in a guilty conscience. Caught with his trousers down in Spire village graveyard whilst his faithful wife was playing the organ inside the church, this wealthy landowner meets a gruesome end.
Luckily pet portraitist Susie Mahl is on hand to sort things out, as she’s been recently commissioned to paint Situp, the dog at the village’s Glebe House. Susie discovers an unexpected zest for truth and an awesome nosey parker instinct, and soon the newly annointed Pet Detective is digging out the truth with a dogged determination.
Ali Carter was born in Scotland in 1983. She read art history at St Andrews, followed by an eclectic career before settling in for the long run as a fine artist. She specializes in oil paintings from life with an emphasis on colour. Writing, walking and cooking all accompany her painting. Ali lives in East Sussex with her husband Sam. A Brush with Death is her first novel.