Tower Court

Tower Court

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The thin man looked at the seedy multi-storey block of flats and smiled. It would suit his purpose very well... here we have the sinister basis for this enthralling mystery action adventure thriller novel. ... after a difficult period in her life Francesca - soon to be known as Frankie - is delighted to be taken on as the resident caretaker in a Housing Association tower block of flats in North West England. It is a new world for her as a bad accident had seemingly terminated her career as noted ballet teacher but she approaches it confidently; after all, it was only housekeeping on a large scale - wasn't it? She begins to meet the very varied tenants who live in the block, in particular those occupying flats on her own first floor landing. The leaders of this little group are Ron and Julian who, like Frankie, have also had to overcome past unhappiness before settling together in the block There is also Magda from Israel, also with past and present problems. Unknown to Frankie the block has been taken over as the headquarters of a criminal, 'Mr Big'. Having made London too hot to hold him he intends to make a new power base here in Arkchester, feeling that the unique demographic of a tower block with its mix of people generally isolated in their own worlds would be ideal for his nefarious purposes. Strange things are happening in the block, even though, under Frankie's vigorous hands, it is looking less run down. Strange people come and go, silently, and at night. Frankie has to appear in court as a witness for the prosecution after an apparent 'honour killing' - in the car park under Frankie's appalled gaze. The friendship and support of her friends on the first floor, with Ron's famous cooking and many glasses of red wine help her cope with this ordeal. Then what about body parts found in the industrial size rubbish bin? The unfortunate engineer who fell down the lift shaft when the new lift was being installed - oh, but that was an accident wasn't it, and after all, he didn't die, not then. Only when he seemed to be recovering in hospital. And then there was Frankie's private nightmare, finding a body in a flat. Suicide it seemed, but was it? And the man who fell from his balcony, definitely accident or another suicide. Must be. By now the police are involved as well as Frankie's friends and a suspicion is growing that there was a pattern in all this. But to be sure, although there are many strange incidents they all seem to be unrelated, even, or perhaps especially, the discovery of an orphan baby smuggled out of Romania and hidden in one of the flats who has to be rushed to hospital. They are only just in time. But no-one knows about the mysterious 'Mr Big'... The idea for Tower Court grew out of the author's experiences as a resident caretaker in a tower block of flats - after all, one has to think of something when mopping the stairs. Some of the incidents did happen, all of them could though, mercifully, they did not.show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 386g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508448787
  • 9781508448785

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