Star Fall

Star Fall

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Who would kill a charming antiques expert Rowland Egerton, the darling of daytime TV? Bill Slider and his team are on the case . . ."
It s quiet out there, says DS Atherton, at Bill Slider s office window. Too quiet. Right on cue, the phone rings. Now look what you ve done, says Slider. It s a homicide. The post-Christmas lull is officially over. The deceased is antiques expert Rowland Egerton, the darling of daytime TV, stabbed to death in his luxurious West London home. The press are going to be all over this one like a nasty rash: the pressure s on Slider for a result, and soon. Egerton s partner, the bulky, granite-faced John Lavender, found the body; did he also do the deed? Or was it a burglary gone wrong? A missing Faberge box and Impressionist painting point that way. But as Slider and his team investigate, none of the facts seem to fit. And it soon becomes clear that the much-loved, charming Mr Egerton wasn t as universally loved, or perhaps as charming, as Slider was first led to believe . . .

Title:Star Fall
ISBN:9780727884602
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    Star Fall Reviews

  • Kathy

    I was going to state a falsehood - that I had never read this author before. Then I looked at her long list of published books and found that I did read one of these Bill Slider books back in January ...

  • Jon

    Not the best in the series--this light-hearted police procedural involves the murder of an antiques expert on a popular TV program much like Antiques Roadshow. Maybe I'm just feeling grouchy these day...

  • Deborah Pickstone

    This is an excellent mystery. H-E's characters are well-drawn and often lovable and Bill Slider is emerging, in No 17 of the series, as a bit of a superman (lower case initial) crossed with a Lone Ran...

  • LJ

    First Sentence: Slider went back to the bedroom to say goodbye to Joanna. The murder of television antiques expert Rowland Egerton brings out Bill Slider and his team. Egerton’s business partner and...

  • Damaskcat

    Bill Slider is worried about his wife Joanna who has recently had a miscarriage. She has recovered physically but she seems to be still grieving and he is concerned that she will never get back to her...

  • IslandRiverScribe

    The man’s body is lying in a pool of blood in his own study and there’s a nasty hole straight through his windpipe. The man’s throat is otherwise intact and the murder weapon is lying on a shelf...

  • Judy Lesley

    As soon as you begin reading this novel it is obvious there have been previous books. Regardless of that, this novel can definitely be read as a stand-alone book. Sometimes an author doesn’t do a ve...

  • Thomas Bruso

    Detective Inspector Bill Slider finds himself hunting down a killer in Cynthia Harrod-Eagles’ compelling crime novel, “Star Fall.”Slider is called to a scene where daytime TV star Rowland Egerto...

  • Christine Cody

    In addition to her ingeniously plotted, character-driven police procedurals, Harrod-Eagles writes fantastic chapter titles! No matter how dark the story might turn, how ugly some suspects might be, I ...

  • Susan Lewallen

    This was my first Bill Slider police detective novel and it won’t be my last. It’s like a lighter and shorter version of Elizabeth George, whose police books set in the UK always entertain me, but...