Stephen Done is the creator of the ‘Inspector Vignole Mysteries’. New Brighton Rock (1951) is the sixth book in the series. As a self-published author his books have been shipped out to Sweden, Australia and New York City. To date more than 16,000 copies of The Inspector Vignole Mysteries have been sold. This number keeps on growing. Stephen regluarly gives talks about his books, the period and railway settings to schools, book clubs, societies and other interested groups. Make sure you grab your copy today.
Summer 1951. A young boy fishes something sinister out of a river. A ship enters Liverpool carrying a stoker who is not who he claims to be. In the fairground, an odd character looking like a down-at-heel Marlene Dietrich, cranks a barrel organ and sings ‘Mack the Knife’ in a cracked voice. She sheds a silent tear for her long-dead brother.
D.I.Charles Vignoles and wife Anna are holidaying in the seaside resort of New Brighton, but all is not well in their boarding house. A fellow guest is missing, and soon they are drawn into a steadily-deepening mystery. What does the missing man know about a violent robbery at Bidston station that left a man dead? Did he know too much?
Charles and Anna’s quest to discover the truth takes them onto Liverpool’s Overhead Railway and across the electrified railway lines of Wirral. But as the sun beats down on sea and sand, there are sinister and violent men moving through the holiday crowds…