Ipso Books is excited to announce that The Rich Detective by H. R. F. Keating is out now. We are thrilled to expand the Ipso family to include the late President of the Detection Club. Keating was known as one of Britain’s most highly acclaimed crime fiction writers, and over the course of his career received the George N. Dove Award and Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding services to crime literature. He also served as Chairman for the Crime Writers’ Association.
The Rich Detective was originally published in 1993, and was one of Keating’s later novels. We’re incredibly excited about this new addition, and we hope you enjoy the novel as much as we do.
After returning from a holiday in Spain, Detective Inspector Bill Sylvester is assigned a case that no one else wants. An elderly woman has died in a retirement home and an anonymous tipster has cried foul play. But with no evidence, no suspects, and no real motive for murder, the case seems over before its begun.
Sylvester’s superiors demand he drop the case, but he can’t seem to let it go.
When he receives a call saying he’s won the lottery in Spain, Bill is uneasy about his new funds and the life he should be leading; but it also allows him to quit the force – and investigate on his own.
How far will Sylvester go to solve the case … and just how much is he willing to sacrifice for justice?