The Jazzman Cometh by Pelham McMahon

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    Nothing can be resolved until that part of South Cheshire reveals its subterranean secrets.

    The topography of a region may change policing requirements for that district, even one which seems unaltered by time, such as South Cheshire. Beneath the surface that we can see; the environment and man have over the years, changed the very structure of the land. The Cheshire salt plains have been transformed, as the Salt industry declined; but the residual effect on the landscape is today sometimes forgotten.

    No matter what is written in the Police Murder Manual, it is sometimes necessary for investigators to adapt to the terrain, in the pursuit of the criminal.

    Following the murder of a young policeman and the subsequent disappearance of a middle aged tenant from Cranford Hall, it is Zwang Wei, DCI Maurice Teasdale’s most versatile undercover operative who is brought in to help the team trying to solve the mystery surrounding these two problems.

    But Chief Superintendent Williams is also interested in using Zwang Wei to uncover the problem of illegal workers on his patch. Eventually, with permission from all the authorities concerned with border controls, Zwang Wei reduces himself to an illegal immigrant and is successful because of his talent for Asian languages. But could his actions be construed as police entrapment?

    The complexity of all three issues, finding the murderer, the missing woman, and uncovering the illegal immigrants, cannot be successful until that part of South Cheshire reveals its subterranean secrets.

    About Pelham McMahon:

    Pelham McMahon
    Pelham McMahon

    My name is Pelham McMahon. I’m a former teacher and drama coach, who became an author and playwright in my 50s.

    In 2000, I published a book entitled An Actor’s Place, which was a comprehensive and fully illustrated history of the Liverpool Playhouse, and took me five years to research.

    I’ve written quite a lot of plays during the last 30 years, including Our Bessie (2011), Grandmothers Are Great (1999) and Luck Of The Draw (1995).

    More recently, I’ve started writing fiction novels, namely The Detective Chief Inspector Teasdale novels, which are available to buy from Amazon (Kindle Edition).

    I also write a blog and regularly post on Twitter and Facebook.

    My biggest influences:

    • Ormskirk Writers & Literary Society (OWLS) – Their membership gave me the courage to explore imaginative writing.
    • Ormskirk Historical Society – Their membership fed my love of local history and led me to write about the Liverpool Playhouse.
    • National Trust – Stewardship at Rufford Old Hall was an absolute joy.
    • Annual Conference on Playwriting at Birmingham University, set up by David Edgar – David was a great help during my time with the Theatre Writers Union. He is the former President of the Writers’ Guild.
    • Having to overcome dyslexia.