The Robert Deed Series

Snapshots of six dead men – their lives steeped in squalor. Six lives extinguished in mysterious circumstances. In life they infected what they touched and in death they continue to wreak havoc. As far as Detective Inspector Robert Deed is concerned, even the murderer of contemptible men should be brought to justice. Besides he has a suspect in his sights – Madison Bricot. But what he’s not counting on is his instant attraction to her.

In these vignettes several peripheral characters from Six Dead Men and its prequel, Palindrome, tell the reader what they think of the Deed family (mum – Rowena, Dad – Arthur, son – Robert). Sometimes the Deeds get to say their piece too. There are also hints of things to come in Palindrome.

The prequel to Six Dead Men

Robert Deed’s 13th birthday approaches. On the cusp of adulthood, this teenager looks beyond a thing and sees inside it, a trait he shares with his all-seeing mother. No-one knows Robert’s strangeness better than Rowena Deed. In her dreams she sees his future but knows she won’t be there to see her son mature. Pushing aside her sorrow at this knowledge, she instead focuses on giving him the tools he'll need to be a man of worth.