Preserved is the latest thrilling read from crime writer Fiona Sherlock. It is the perfect read for these long cold evenings we find ourselves facing.
Fiona is a crime writer from Bective, in Ireland. Her murder mystery games are played across the world. She also writes poetry and prose but cannot stay away from a good murder.
She’s stuck in the past, the killer wants to immortalise his future. When a local farmer announces on social media that he has discovered a bog body in Ardee, the world’s historians are keen to explore the secrets of the life and grisly death of the victim. Antique journalist January Quail is fighting to keep her newspaper job and uncovers far more than she bargained for.
The victim is actually a recent murder, and January uses her nose for the truth to investigate the County Louth town. From shopkeeper to the publican, everyone is a suspect, but when the Gardai can’t find the killer, can January?
Once she sets down the liqueur glass, January gains the confidence of the lead garda investigator. Within days, the case unravels into a much more dangerous situation with a killer on the loose.
Despite the risk, January is electrified that this newest discovery has come at the perfect time to inject some colour into her flailing career. January relinquishes her old ways to fight for survival, abandoning her antique column and vintage corsets to solve a cryptic crime that has the experts puzzled. This woman who longs to lives in the past must now fight for her life in the present.
Preserved maybe a crime novel but it’s somewhat of love letter to Ireland. Fiona Sherlock weaves a crime novel set in Ireland with such descriptive grace you feel as if you are there with the characters witnessing all the events in person.
If you love crime novels then this is one that should be on your to-read list as it ticks all the boxes for a great read.
You can get a copy Preserved here.