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Broken Fall

A D.I. Harland novella

By Fergus McNeill

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If you love Peter James, you'll love Fergus McNeill . . . In this short crime story, DI Harland investigates the suspicious death of a vulnerable elderly man.

Accident? Or murder? DI Harland is on the case...

Contains the short story BROKEN FALL and a 7-chapter preview at the first DI Harland novel, EYE CONTACT.

When Detective Inspector Graham Harland first sees the body, it's just a tragic little bundle lying at the foot of the stairs, the shock of white hair bright against the dark carpet.

It looks like a straightforward accident. Albert Errington, aged seventy-nine, lived alone in his Bristol home and appears to have taken a nasty tumble down the stairs late one night. His death seems a terrible shock for his son and daughter, and his long-term carer.

But ever-observant, DI Harland is sure this isn't an accidental death. And he will find out who is trying to get away with murder...

Praise for Fergus McNeil

'A chilling game of cat and mouse that should keep you awake long after bedtime. DI Harland is a welcome addition to the growing ranks of British detectives' Peter Robinson, bestselling author of the DCI Banks series

'Let's welcome Fergus McNeill to the ranks of British Crime fiction innovators; he has found a darker shade of noir' Quintin Jardine, bestselling author of the Constable Bob Skinner series

'Creepy, compelling and completely convincing' Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said/ She Said

'A gripping first novel' Irish Independent

Biographical Notes

Fergus McNeill has been creating computer games since the early eighties, writing his first interactive fiction titles while still at school. Over the years he has designed, directed and illustrated games for all sorts of systems, including the BBC Micro, the Apple iPad, and almost everything in between.
Now running an app development studio, Fergus lives in Hampshire with his wife and teenage son. EYE CONTACT is his first novel.

You can visit Fergus's website www.fergusmcneill.co.uk, find him on Facebook www.facebook.com/fergusmcneillauthor or follow him on Twitter twitter.com/fergusmcneill.

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  • ISBN: 9781473611436
  • Publication date: 15 Jan 2015
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  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
DI Harland is a welcome addition to the growing ranks of British detectives. — Peter Robinson, bestselling author of the Inspector Banks novels
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