Fans of British mysteries will enjoy the 7th stand-alone story in the Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates series. In Murder at the Wake, you'll encounter a gripping, well-crafted story.

Murder at the Wake: a gripping crime mystery with a sinister twist (Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates Book 7), by Bruce Beckham
268 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 46 reviews

"Very enjoyable read, Skelgill is a canny fellow. It is with a combination of quiet wit and gut instinct that Skelgill solves murders. Looking forward to the next."
-- Amazon Reviewer


ONE WEEK AFTER THE DEATH of his 93-year-old twin brother, the reclusive Declan Thomas O'More is found murdered in his study at the ancestral family estate, rambling and isolated Crummock Hall.

Suspicion immediately falls upon his five great nieces and nephews, who between them stand to inherit the considerable proceeds of their grandfather's will - along with a valuable library of antiquarian books, a collection that is Declan's lifetime work.

And yet each member of this generation - which includes a famous actor and a successful author - is apparently wealthy in their own right. Why would any of them murder their great uncle?

DI Skelgill and his team must unravel a mystery that not only harks back to the tragic drowning of the children's parents in Crummock Water in the 1980s, but may also have its roots in the despicable Triangular Trade that enriched so many British and Irish merchant families in the eighteenth century.

"Great characters. Great atmospheric locale. Great plots. Great series! What's not to like?"

Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars

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Meet the Author

Bruce Beckham is an award-winning copywriter and author. A resident of Great Britain, he has travelled and worked in over 60 countries. He is published in both fiction and non-fiction, and a member of the Society of Authors.

He enjoys a variety of genres, and his works to date include crime fiction, adult fiction, and the acclaimed suspense novel, The Dune.

He is the originator of the 'Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates' mystery series, the 10th stand-alone novel of which, 'Murder at Dead Crags' was published in January 2018 and is available now.

You can contact him via his publisher, at this address: [email protected]

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