Amy Myers is known for her short stories and historical novels featuring Victorian chef Auguste Didier and chimney sweep Tom Wasp. Her contemporary series features classic car detective Jack Colby, and she is currently working on a new 1920s mystery series featuring Nell Drury, chef at Kent’s Wychbourne Court.
Hilary Bonner stems from Devon, but her journalistic career - which includes show business editor of the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mirror - is based in London. Covent Garden is therefore an area that she knows through and through and her new novel Friends to Die For reflects this throughout.
The Sunday Club meets in a restaurant there and a table is reserved for it each week. Not all the ten can turn up to every meeting – and as vicious tricks begin to be played on the members they begin to look at each other with suspicion and attend the meetings with increasing wariness and suspicion. When one of them is killed friendships are torn apart. Whom to trust, whom to fear? Detective Sergeant David Vogel is in charge of tracking down a violent and sadistic murderer, a case in which he has a personal interest as one of his colleagues is a member of the Sunday Club.
Friends to Die For is cleverly plotted; it twists and turns as the violence increases, leaving the reader as much in the dark as the friends themselves as to where the answers lie, but the case is in good hands with David Vogel.