Nothing happens by accident.
Nothing happens by accident, according to Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel. When he ignores a restraining order to investigate the death of Syd Collins in a work accident at Tombstone Adventure Park, he clashes with the owner, playboy millionaire, Miles Birchill, who has his own reasons to block the investigation.
Determined to uncover the truth, Kent casts aside procedure and defies suspension, convinced that Collins’ death is no accident.
But as Kent rushes to identify the killer and prevent more deaths, he faces even more unpleasant surprises when his professional and private worlds collide with devastating consequences.
Set in and around the beautiful South Downs of East Sussex, No Accident is the first novel in a new series that brings a fresh and irreverent twist to the traditional whodunit.
No ordinary murder. No ordinary detective.
‘This is an utterly enthralling first novel. The tension excitement and pace are brilliantly maintained until the final pages with twists and turns along the way.’ Amazon review
Praise for No Accident
“In the quirky tradition of the English whodunit, Robert Crouch has produced a murder mystery which will keep you reading through the night. Agatha Christie fans will love it!”
Tamara McKinley, author of Matilda’s Last Waltz and Legacy.
“With a lead character that is so much more than “just another copper”, Robert Crouch has brought both a fresh voice and a new twist to conventional crime drama.”
Alaric Bond, author of True Colours and The Scent of Corruption in the Fighting Sail series.
“Expect sharp dialogue and irreverent humour in this whodunnit which manages to pay homage to the traditional murder mystery, while striking a contemporary and irreverent note.”
Crime Fiction Lover 17th June 2016
“Robert Crouch has produced a well written gripping English murder mystery that keeps you enthralled, a page turner to the end. Readers who enjoy reading Sherlock Holmes, Morse, Columbo will enjoy No Accident.”
Jessica Lee – avid fan of Kent Fisher 13th July 2016
“Kent Fisher does for the professional EHO what James Herriot did for Country Vets but with added gallows humour. I enjoy any laugh I can get, and there were many in this very involving novel, but it isn’t a crime comedy or sleuth spoof it is a ‘proper’ murder with a mystery to be solved. The plot has more twists and turns than the country lanes of East Sussex where the action takes place. It is No Accident that this is a good read — more please !”
John Fitch 13th July 2016
“Both the author and his central character, Kent Fisher, are Environmental Health officers. You might not have put that occupation at the top of a list of those likely to become amateur sleuths, but when Fisher is called to the ironically named Tombstone Adventure Park to investigate a fatal accident, you will soon learn that his eagle eye for detail and his scientific training make him more than a match for those trying to hoodwink the police.”
Fully Booked 2016 25th July 2016