First off is Josie Goodbody’s The Diamond Connection – the first of the Jemima Fox mysteries. Readers will quickly find themselves embroiled in the world of high-end jewellery and complicated heists, as heroine Jemima works to unravel the mystery at the heart of the book and at the same time rescue a flailing love life.
JJL Green’s Famously Dead is a superbly crafted, non-linear story of four old university friends who begin a game while students, which culminates eighteen years later when Michael Jackson dies and they have accumulated one million pounds which must be spent on a trip away.
Much has changed for the friends in the intervening years and the trip takes a turn for the worse when Piers is kidnapped and held to ransom. Tied inextricably with the game of poker, each chapter is a ‘card’ and represents a poker-playing term. Fast-moving, with countless twists and turns.