|Posted by Lila Richards on June 10, 2014 at 6:05 AM|
VICIOUS CIRCLE by Lila Richards
Now available in two parts in e-book format from Bluewood Publishing or Amazon!
Part One - When a worried listener to The Psychic Connection, a radio programme dealing with the paranormal, calls about what sounds like a particularly nasty case of emotional blackmail by local Tarot reader and self-styled spiritual teacher, Bob Ferris, the programme's resident panel, Luke Marriot, Joss Cherry, Isabel Sinclair, Geraldine Bird, and James Myerson, are curious. Just what is Bob up to? They decide to investigate, using all their varied abilities, both rational and psychic. But when Bob suddenly disappears, it seems their investigation is back to square one. Meanwhile, the remains of a woman's body have been found in a dried-out creek-bed in Queensland, Australia, not far from a former cult commune. Police investigations reveal that the victim, Claire Lomax, was eight months pregnant at the time of her death, and died of a heroin overdose. But someone had to have dumped her body in the creek .... Declan Kelly is dispatched to New Zealand to trace the whereabouts of the last known person to see her alive.
Part Two - Sent from Brisbane, Australia, to New Zealand to track down possible murder victim Claire Lomax’s last known contact, Detective Sergeant Declan Kelly’s search leads him through the flesh-pots of Auckland's infamous Karangahape Road, to the remnants of a former commune on the scenic Coromandel Peninsula, and finally to Christchurch, where his trail meets that being followed by the Psychic Connection panel.
Their combined investigations, which bring unexpected romance for Kelly and panel member Isabel Sinclair, culminate in a dramatic confrontation at a disused country church, headquarters of self-styled spiritual teacher Bob Ferris’s increasingly bizarre efforts to bring about the birth of the New Aeon.