England 1950s, struggling to come to terms with peace in the grip of austerity and rationing.
detective, Inspector Alun Ryga is sent out to investigate baffling coastal crimes.
Ryga, a former German prisoner-of-war, teams up with former war
photographer, Eva Paisley.
DEATH IN THE COVE (1) is set on the Island of Portland, Dorset; DEATH IN THE HARBOUR (2) is set in Newhaven Port, East Sussex, DEATH IN THE NETS (3) is set in the fishing port of Brixham, Devon
'A first-class series. Highly recommended.' Mystery People Magazine
'Recommended for lovers of mysteries without gory details, a solid police procedural with interesting characters. The ending was a twist I didn't see coming.' Audible
The 1950s set Inspector Ryga Mystery series features Scotland Yard detective, Ryga, who is sent out to investigate baffling coastal crimes. Ryga, a former German prisoner-of-war, teams up with former war photographer, Eva Paisley. It is a partnership set to continue and destined to solve many more a multi-layered coastal crimes.
Ryga's experience at sea, and as a prisoner-of-war, has made him unique in his approach to solving coastal based crimes. He's observant, analytical and reflective. He's witnessed compassion, cruelty, cowardice and heroism, mental breakdown and despair. He’s made a promise to himself that whatever happens after the war he’ll keep an open mind and never judge.
Whereas Ryga is quiet, reflective, analytical, Eva is very self-assured. She’s forthright, sociable, and comfortable in her own skin, professional with a successful career, a formidable reputation behind her, along with a taste for danger. Her observations seen through the lens of her camera are disturbing, enlightening and thought provoking.
They make a formidable team - villains beware!
Death in the Nets, Inspector Ryga Mystery (3)
A cold wet January night, the body of
a man stabbed through the heart, is found tangled up in fishing nets in Brixham Harbour, Devon.
After a series of startling revelations, Scotland Yard's Inspector Ryga is tasked to discover why the dead man who left the town eleven years ago has returned and why someone hated him enough to murder him.
When the body of a man wearing a pinstriped suit is found in a secluded bay on Portland Island, Dorset Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga is sent to investigate.
'Death in the Cove is a great read and one I recommend to any crime fans.' BH Living Magazine
Death in the Harbour - Inspector Ryga Mystery (2)
Scotland Yard's Inspector Alun Ryga is sent to Newhaven, East Sussex to unravel the mystery of why an ordinary police constable was murdered and his wife has gone missing.