Harbinder Kaur: Book 3
Publication Date: November 15, 2022
Is it possible to forget that you’ve committed a murder?
When Cassie Fitzgerald was at school in the late 90s, she and her friends killed a fellow student. Almost twenty years later, Cassie is a happily married mother who loves her job—as a police officer. She closely guards the secret she has all but erased from her memory.
One day her husband finally persuades her to go to a school reunion. Cassie catches up with her high-achieving old friends from the Manor Park School—among them two politicians, a rock star, and a famous actress. But then, shockingly, one of them, Garfield Rice, is found dead in the school bathroom, supposedly from a drug overdose. As Garfield was an eminent—and controversial—MP and the investigation is high profile, it’s headed by Cassie’s new boss, DI Harbinder Kaur, freshly promoted and newly arrived in London. The trouble is, Cassie can’t shake the feeling that one of them has killed again.
Is Cassie right, or was Garfield murdered by one of his political cronies? It’s in Cassie’s interest to skew the investigation so that it looks like it has nothing to do with Manor Park and she seems to be succeeding.
Until someone else from the reunion is found dead in Bleeding Heart Yard…
When a well-known politician is found dead at a class reunion, is it just a coincidence, or is someone from the past trying to send a message?
Author Elly Griffiths ramps up the suspense in Bleeding Heart Yard. With a new boss eager to find answers, the last thing police officer Cassie Fitzherbert wants is anyone digging into the school’s history. She’ll do anything to keep the past buried, but when a second body from the reunion is discovered, Cassie may be out of options.
The author delivers the storyline through three perspectives: Harbinder, the head of the investigation; Cassie, and Anna, a former classmate. The past is detailed through the eyes of Anna and Cassie, with some intriguing differences.
Ultimately, the mystery takes some surprising twists that provides a different perspective for Cassie to consider about that dreadful secret she has been hiding.
With top-notch detective work on display, Bleeding Heart Yard delivers a masterful whodunit that will have readers guessing until the end.
ELLY GRIFFITHS is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Brighton mystery series, as well as the standalone novels The Stranger Diaries, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and The Postscript Murders. She is the recipient of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in Brighton, England.