The Duke's Agent

by Rebecca Jenkins

The first book in the FR Jarrett Mystery series.

Returning soldier, Raif Jarrett, is sent by his patron, the Duke of Penrith, to investigate affairs at Woolbridge, a distant Northern property, after the unexpected death of the Duke’s agent.

Puzzled by the circumstances surrounding the death, Jarrett discovers a network of crime and corruption lurking in the sleepy Durham town. Isolated - a stranger, far from all familiar contacts - his investigation runs up against the town’s powerful and much-feared magistrate, Mr Justice Raistrick.   When a vivacious local beauty dies in tragic circumstances, Jarrett find himself accused of her murder and has to fight for his life as he desperately seeks to uncover the truth.