Heartbreaking tragedy or cold-blooded murder…
It’s Easter 1970 in the seaside town of Tamarisk Bay. Amateur sleuth and professional librarian, Janie Juke, is settling into motherhood and some quality time with her family. When her Aunt Jessica is due back from Rome after nine years travelling around Europe, she arrives back in town with a new Italian friend, Luigi, and the whole family soon get embroiled in a tangle of mystery and suspicion, with death and passion at the heart of the story.
As time runs out on Luigi as prime suspect for murder, Janie has to use all of her powers of deduction in the footsteps of her hero, Hercule Poirot, to uncover the facts. Why did Luigi come to Tamarisk Bay? What is the truth about his family?
As Luigi’s story unfolds, tragedy seems to haunt the past, present and unless Janie acts fast, possibly what is yet to come.
Also available in Italian!
what readers are saying about ‘the invisible case‘
***** ‘This is the third book I’ve read in this detective series and the books keep getting better. This one starts with a train journey in Italy (very Patricia Highsmith) and has a distinctive Italian flavour to it which I loved. Why has Janie’s aunt suddenly returned from Italy? Who are all these Italians and what are they doing in this sleepy Sussex town? Will Janie Juke solve the crime before the police do? A fun read with great characters.’
**** ‘Being a fan of Janie Juke it was great to join her again solving yet another mystery in Tamarisk Bay, this time with an Italian flavour. I applaud the way she applies a methodical approach to unravelling the truth.
It is good to have a main character who is someone you can relate to, a happily married young woman with a new baby.
If you are after a well written story and a plot that keeps you guessing to the end then you cannot go wrong with this book.’