The brilliant new thriller from the critically acclaimed author of Cut Throat and Time to Pay.
Sophie Bradford was pretty, blonde and an accomplished flirt. When she is found murdered, jockey Jamie Mullin is the prime suspect. He was her latest boyfriend and they had had a very public row just minutes before.
Jamie protests his innocence, but even though he is a popular figure in the racing world, the media attention surrounding the case very quickly begins to undermine his career. As Jamie spirals into a breakdown fuelled by frustration, self-pity and drink, it is left to friend and fellow jockey, Matt Shepherd, to try and fight his corner, little knowing that the consequences of his efforts will have a similarly devastating effect on his own life and career. Can he find the truth behind what seems like a motiveless killing?
As Matt gets ever closer to the murderer it seems probable that the guilty party is someone he knows well and he finds himself facing some harsh decisions, but loyalty won't protect him when the chips are down, and before he knows it he is fighting for his life.
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
"'Stacey's plot is both credible and consistently engaging, pulling the reader quickly towards her stomach-clenchingly exciting denouement. The novel's racing backdrop is drawn with assurance and in vivid colours....this is an exciting and absorbing novel by an accomplished storyteller...Murder in Mind is an enjoyable, wellcrafted crime novel sure to give pleasure to lovers of the genre'" * Glasgow Herald *
"Praise for Lyndon Stacey:"
"Lively, absorbing... the reader has a very good time" * Gerald Kaufman, Scotsman *
"A guaranteed winner" * Frances Fyfield *
"Stacey is a highly original author... she certainly knows how to deliver an invigorating experience for the reader" * Good Book Guide *