If Agatha Christie were alive today she would be proud of ‘A Brush With Death’ by first time novelist, Malcolm Parnell. Not only does it share much her gentle approach to setting out a story of mystery, but the book is also set in the south of England on the Dorset coast. With the feeling of salt air as you turn the pages you will try and fathom exactly who is trying to kill Harry Chase – and just as importantly, why?
Harry is a nobody. A nice guy with an interest in the ladies even if sometimes the ladies don’t have any interest in him. It’s certainly not a jealous husband after him, but someone is definitely trying to cause Harry some harm. On a week long painting holiday with a group of fellow artists the question is will Harry find out who is trying to cause him harm before they get to him for good?
Who is trying to kill artist Harry Chase and why?
Harry Chase, a semi-professional artist and full-time nobody, has recently been dumped by his girlfriend. Bewildered by the end of his relationship he withdraws into his paintings.
An attempt is then made on his life. Dismissing it as a freak accident he organises a week’s painting holiday with a group of amateur painters. During the holiday several members of the group also have close encounters with death and further attempts are made on Harry.
He has no idea why anyone should wish him harm but as the holiday progresses he begins to take a closer look at his fellow artists and wonders if they are all that they seem.
Maybe one of them is a killer.
A Brush With Death By Malcolm Parnell
Trade Paper: ISBN 978-0-9931748-9-6
EBook: ISBN 978-0-9931748-3-4
Price: £ 2.99
Release Date: 13th August 2016
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
For many years Malcolm Parnell was a paramedic going out on calls and saving lives. He is now a first aid trainer for Brown’s Health & Safety, but it is his passion for painting that led him to write his first novel ‘A Brush With Death!’ He is married to Marion with two grown up children. He now divides his time between the family, writing, painting, teaching painting and he is still in the glow of Leicester City winning the Premiership.