DCI Harriet Martens is nicknamed the Hard Detective. But for Harriet, love proves more dangerous than many of her cases . . . Britain's number one tennis star, the beautiful Bubbles Xingara, has been murdered in the grounds of her luxurious house. Harriet is now in charge of a case that will have the world's media - already massing for the start of Wimbledon - out in force. But it is not the investigation that is about to explode Harriet's life. Nor the string of murder suspects. For it seems that the Hard Detective has fallen madly and passionately in love with a fellow officer. 'Few, if any, contemporary writers are as entertaining as the remarkable H. R. F. Keating' Len Deighton 'An engaging and exemplary book' Good Books Guide
H.R.F. Keating has written numerous novels but he is perhaps most famous for the Inspector Ghote series set in India. He was the crime books reviewer for THE TIMES for fifteen years, has served as Chairman of the CWA and the Society of Authors, and in 1987 was elected President of the Detection Club.