Troubador A Lethal Bequest

Released: 28/08/2019

ISBN: 9781789018493

Format: Paperback

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A Lethal Bequest

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Flattered by the attentions of two enigmatic, seductive young women, students Sebastian and Luke find themselves drawn into a world of greed and violence. Although not friends, as their fear intensifies, they agree to work together to combat increasingly bizarre and sinister threats.

Meanwhile Bea Elsworth, an elderly resident in a care home, suffers a mysterious fall, late at night but outside in the garden. Events here also take a frightening turn for the worse. Bea is moved to safety but she remains distressed about what happened to an exotic aunt, Anastasia, from whom she inherited her considerable wealth. Her nephew, Tony Montgomery, reluctantly promises to try and find out more about this, but the search for long lost relatives will give rise to intrigue, jealousy and lies.

Sebastian finds himself being interrogated by the police about a murder, and his whole future now seems to be crumbling around him. Luke too is having to carry an additional secret burden from his past. When a second murder is committed DS Baz Underwood and DC Rita Hussein find themselves under increasing scrutiny. But there are yet more twists in the tale...

'A Lethal Bequest', the author's debut novel is a fast paced murder mystery with an accomplished plot line and well realised characters. Themes include family greed, professional treachery, the exploitation of an elderly lady, murder and a complex police operation. If you enjoy Wingfield's Inspector Frost books or Ruth Rendells work this is the book for you. Hopefully Ms Lillico will write more this genre as it is her forte.

by Richard Watson


This book is a terrific thriller. Just perfect for a cold winter‘s day, or a sunny day on holiday, on any day really. Lovely Christmas present too.

by Jennie Walden Cook


This book is a terrific thriller. Just perfect for a cold winter‘s day, or a sunny day on holiday, on any day really. Lovely Christmas present too.

by Jennie Walden Cook


I didn't think that I was going to like this book.
But I did !

It is a well-crafted and ingenious crime story told as a series of initially apparently unconnected but parallel threads creating that "tick in the box" for any good thriller - "I'll read just one more chapter before I have to put it down as I have something else to do".

Reading it was a bit like assembling one of those out-of-a-box plastic models. Initially a jumble of bits and pieces which start to build into a wing here, a fuselage there, a tail-plane, and a complicated undercarriage (where the heck does that fit in?!). And then it all starts coming together and, with a finishing touch of paint and decoration "Wow ! what a beautiful model aeroplane".

I'm not going to be a "spoiler" and give a veiled hint at the "twist at the end".

With its sombre black and red cover and title you might think you wouldn't like it.
Prepare to be mistaken !

by BrianS


This book has all the ingredients of a classic murder mystery. A wide range of interesting characters and a fast moving plot. From warring families to a suspect lawyer, dubious wills and a tenacious police team, this is a real page-turner. First class effort for a debut novel. I look forward to the next one.

by Anne Francis


A great story. An excellent debut novel with a good plot and an interesting end. I look forward the next book.

by Mary


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