#1 Amazon Bestseller - Contemporary British Fiction
#1 Amazon Bestseller - International Mystery & Crime
"A modern interpretation of a golden age detective novel, in the spirit of Agatha Christie and other writers of crime of the interwar period. A very satisfying homage." -Paul C.W. Beatty, award-winning author of Children of Fire and member of the Crime Writers' Association
It's 1927 and Great Britain is sweltering in an unprecedented heatwave. On the morning after her eightieth birthday party, Lady Fitzhugh is discovered bound and butchered in her bed, with her family and staff the prime suspects...
Whilst holidaying at nearby Meadowford Village, Detective Dermot Carlyle is asked to help investigate the brutal murder. The clues all point to a robbery gone wrong, but Dermot suspects that there is more to the horrific crime. The Fitzhughs' secrets take Dermot along a path linking some of the biggest events of the British Colonial Empire - from India to Africa, to the dark days of the Great War itself.
As more murders take place, Dermot is racing against time to discover the killer's identity. What are the family hiding, why did Lady Fitzhugh have to die, and what horror was committed in the colonies that led to this trail of death and deceit?
About the Author
Trevor D'Silva has several degrees in engineering and accounting. He has lectured in mechanical engineering and environmental science subjects at various colleges. Trevor's debut novel, Fateful Decisions, a historical fiction, was released in October 2017. A Bloody Hot Summer is his second novel and first murder mystery. An avid anglophile, Trevor loves all things British and uses his free time to expand his knowledge in history and reading crime, thriller, and mystery novels.
"A Bloody Hot Summer is a fantastic visit home to the style and genre that made mysteries ever so intriguing." -Sublime Book Review
"A cleverly plotted murder mystery populated with complex characters. Very enjoyable." -The Wishing Shelf
"A real page turner full of suspense." -Celia Sandys, author and TV presenter of Chasing Churchill