Fishing for Clues
Clues and Red Herrings
If you were really worried about dropping your keys into the canal, wouldn't it be easier to fasten them to a piece of wood so they would float, rather than taking a big heavy magnet with you?
The landlord and landlady of the King Edward Inn, and Jason Quinn the runner, are acting very suspicious. Could one of them really have murdered Benjamin, or are they just feeling guilty because of smuggling brandy into the country?
Benjamin wrote in his diary, 'A picture paints a thousand words'. He seemed to be gloating about this. So what picture had he been painting - and what had he been painting on?
The initials KE - what if they aren't a person's initials, but the start of a word that will lead to the villain being caught.
The nervous fisherman becomes very nervous when he learns that the police frogmen will be delving deep in the canal. Would could he be worried about?
All the local people are shifty and look guilty - but are they guilty of murder?
Before you go, here's a secret from behind the title.....
I got the idea for this book when my brother, Eddie told me that he had bought a narrowboat which had been abandoned for a year. He was allowed to buy it and when he got on board he discovered someone's possessions - even an old typewriter.
Luckily, there weren't any dead bodies. But I thought what a good idea for a story.
I decided to call the boat in Fishing for Clues the same name as my brother's boat - The Baloo. You might spot it one day if you're walking along a canal towpath.
Hope you enjoy the book!