cover image Deliver Us from Evil: A Hennessey and Yellich Mystery

Deliver Us from Evil: A Hennessey and Yellich Mystery

Peter Turnbull, Author . Severn $27.95 (187p) ISBN 978-0-7278-

At the start of this absorbing entry in Turnbull's long-running Vale of York police series (Informed Consent , etc.), a man out for his morning stroll happens on the frozen body of an elegantly dressed woman seated on a grassy canal bank. Bruise marks on the woman's neck suggest foul play. She has no handbag, but a two-year-old utility bill carefully tucked in her shoe may provide a clue to her killer. When Det. Chief Insp. George Hennessey and Det. Sgt. Somerled Yellich investigate, they discover that the victim had worked as a companion to a number of elderly men. In each case, she'd used a different name, worn a wig, and departed with her charge's valuables. Reports of a strange Canadian gentleman in the area add to the mystery. Yellich and a detective constable travel to Ontario in search of answers. This well-plotted procedural takes several sudden twists and turns before reaching the surprise ending. (June)