A World War Two Murder Mystery Novella
December 1940: London's burning. Bombs fall every night. Toby Whitby must save a man from a death sentence…for looting! The suspect's alibi, if revealed, would rock the world!
Ralph Pemberton, a mild-mannered man whose weak heart kept him out of battle, has been accused of a smash and grab. His fingerprints place him at the scene but he refuses to offer an alibi. While Ralph waits in jail for the judge to pass sentence, Toby Whitby must discover what Ralph was doing while bombs were falling and London was burning.
When Ralph declares that it is his patriotic duty to keep silent, Toby alone must find the answers. Why are Ralph's children missing? Why is Ralph's wife desperate for money? Why is a brand new bicycle delivered to Ralph's front door, and what unexpected event is happening every night at Buckingham Palace…?
In the first ever Toby Whitby story, we are introduced to a determined young lawyer who will run into a burning building to save his client, even when the client does not want to be saved.
Book Zero of the Toby Whitby Series