It's September in Brighton and the city is playing host to weeks of endless rain and lashings of villainy. A trusted member of a local gang has disappeared part way through planning a huge heist; a violent criminal obsessed with hunting policemen has escaped Broadmoor and at Gosling's department store an American researcher has been found dead in the music section. Inspector Steine has other things on his mind but Sergeant Brunswick and Constable 'Clever Clogs' Twitten are both on the case.
CAT OUT OF HELL
The mesmerising tale of a cat with nine lives, and a relationship as ancient as time itself and just as powerful.
GET HER OFF THE PITCH!
Lynne Truss spent four years as sports writer for The Times and here she gives us a perceptive and very funny insight on being a woman in a traditionally male-dominated world.
THE LUNAR CATS
Inoffensive retired librarian, Alec Charlesworth, rescues a kitten from the cold on a December night - with unexpected and terrifying consequences ... A nail-biting tale of good versus evil involving one man, his dog and a group of 18th-century amateur scientific pioneers who just happen to be cats.
THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY
1957: When a young man is found dead in a deck chair on the seafront, Constable Twitten of the Brighton Police Force has a hunch that the murder may be connected to a notorious nightspot. As the case twists and turns, Constable Twitten must find the murderer and convince his colleagues that there's an evil mastermind behind Brighton's climbing crime rate.
MURDER BY MILK BOTTLE
The August bank holiday is approaching, and Constable Twitten is eagerly anticipating a quiet spell at work. But then they find the bodies - and the milk bottles. Three seemingly unconnected victims have all been killed with the same highly unusual murder weapon. Constable Twitten, Sergeant Brunswick and Inspector Steine are baffled, the town is alarmed and the local newspaper is delighted: after all, what sells papers better than a killer on the loose? Can our redoubtable trio solve the case and catch this most curious of killers before they strike again?
A SHOT IN THE DARK
Brighton, 1957. Inspector Steine enjoys his life as a policeman by the sea. No criminals, no crime, no stress. So it's rather annoying when an ambitious new constable shows up to work and starts investigating a series of burglaries. And when Constable Twitten is despatched to the theatre for the night, he sits next to a vicious theatre critic who is promptly shot dead part way through the opening night of a new play. It seems Brighton may be in need of a police force after all...