Game, Set and Murder(2013)
(The first book in the Mystery for D.I. Costello series)
A novel by Elizabeth Flynn
It's early summer, and the first day of the tennis tournament at Wimbledon. And a dead body is lying on court nineteen.
Newly promoted detective inspector Angela Costello recognizes the dead man as the Croatian champion-turned-coach, Petar Belic. Double grand-slam winner, Petar was one of the bestknown and best-loved players of the modern era.
Petar had a complicated life: an ex-wife who wanted him back; a girlfriend who didn't want to let him go; a business partner with secrets. Then there was the leading Brit, Stewart Bickerstaff, not universally popular with his fellow players, whom Petar had been coaching.
Despite awkward colleagues who are obviously rankled over her promotion, D.I. Costello leads the way through the trail of clues. Unfortunately, she has no way of proving her suspicions.
But a prime suspect has overlooked a vital detail.