Lyndon Stacey is the Queen of West Country Crime. In Murder in Mind, successful jockey Matt must defend his friend Jamie, who's been accused of murder. Sophie Bradford is dead, the day after she and Jamie had a very public row - so even though there seems to be little motive, he's the only suspect. But as Matt works to clear his friend's name, he uncovers secrets that may cost him his life.
Damien Daniels has been murdered, shot through the chest by an unseen marksman. It looks like a professional job, but there are no clues as to who pulled the trigger. The only witness to the shooting, Gideon Blake, is unable to provide any information that would help the police.
Ex-police dog handler Daniel Whelan is asked to help a friend whose husband is recovering from a vicious attack. But he and his German shepherd, Taz, rapidly find themselves attracting the wrong sort of attention. Daniel investigates, and soon finds evidence of some very nasty business indeed - and after several violent warnings, he begins to wonder… has he bitten off more than he can chew?
Can Matt Shepherd find the truth behind what appears to be a motiveless murder? As Matt begins to uncover some dark secrets - secrets that someone will kill to protect - he soon learns that loyalty at all costs carries a lethal price.
"horse racing to conclusion"