Backhand Smash by J.M. Gregson
A Percy Peach British police procedural (A Percy Peach Mystery)

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The competition to see who hated Fitton most overshadows any rivalry on Birch Fields’ courts, and it’s a sure bet that the final outcome of Gregson’s solid procedural won’t be 1-love.
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DCI Peach and DS Northcott investigate a murder at an exclusive tennis club

Detective Sergeant Clyde Northcott – DCI Peach’s tall, black, powerful protégé – has no interest in joining the snooty Birch Lane Tennis Club. So it is unfortunate for him when committee member Olive Crawshaw decides he would be the perfect talisman for the club’s new, and controversial, policy to recruit members from a wider ethnic and social background.
Clyde soon finds himself thrust into an exclusive community where his rusty tennis skills are the least of his concerns: for ‘exclusive’ does not mean moral, and while some of the club’s members sail very near the law, one or two of them go far beyond it. So when a distinguished club member is murdered, a problem arises: how can he and Peach unveil the killer, when almost everyone seemed to want the victim dead?
 

About J.M. Gregson

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J.M. Gregson, a Lancastrian by birth and upbringing, was a teacher for twenty-seven years before concentrating full-time on writing. He is the author of the popular Percy Peach and Lambert & Hook series, and has written books on subjects as diverse as golf and Shakespeare.
 
Published March 1, 2016 by Severn House Digital. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction
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on Dec 23 2015

The competition to see who hated Fitton most overshadows any rivalry on Birch Fields’ courts, and it’s a sure bet that the final outcome of Gregson’s solid procedural won’t be 1-love.

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