Right on the Monet – Malcolm Parnell

New York

Claude Monet painting is stolen

Mediterranean

Of all the things Harry Chase had imagined in his life, being a drummer on a cruise ship band was not one that would have occurred to him. And yet, there he was. Centre stage, behind a young female singer along with his mates, Dave, Tony and Steve.

Which meant that getting involved in a jewellery theft, an on-board massage parlour and the hunt for an Old Master was even further from his mind as he cracked the snare drum.

And yet, this was exactly how he found himself being questioned by Interpol …..

 

 

Guest post

Today I will let the author do the talking. Enjoy this exclusive guest post.

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Leicester City football Club was born in 1884 and because they played on ground near the Fosse Road they were originally called Leicester Fosse FC. Seven years later they moved to Filbert Street which remained their home ground until 2002 when they relocated to what was originally named The Walkers Stadium due to LCFC’s association with food manufacturer’s Walkers. Then in 2011 new owners bought the club and the name was changed to The King Power Stadium. The stadium has a capacity of thirty two and a half thousand, although plans are currently being put forward to increase this to over forty two thousand. They were elected into the football league in 1894 and in 1919 they changed their name to Leicester City. They now play in the English Premier League and are known as the Foxes. This is due to Leicestershire’s association with foxes and fox hunting.

The first team’s home colours are royal blue and the club mascot is Filbert the fox. Three years ago they confounded experts and pundits alike by winning the Premier league in 2015/2016 season at odds of five thousand to one. In fact at the beginning of that season they were favourites with the bookmakers to be one of the teams relegated into the Championship. On 19th December 2015 Leicester defeated Everton 3-2 to put them top of the Premier League, a feat made more remarkable when considering that exactly one year earlier they were placed bottom. It was also during the 2015/2016 season that striker Jamie Vardy scored a record breaking thirteen goals in eleven consecutive matches thus breaking Ruud van Nistelroy’s record of

ten goals in ten consecutive matches. Winning the Premier League was described in some newspapers as the greatest sporting shock ever and the club were dubbed the ‘unbelievables’ which was a reference to Arsenal’s unbeaten run during the 2003-2004 season during which time they were called the ‘invincibles’.

Over the years Leicester have produced a number of well-known international players, the most famous is probably Gary Lineker who played for his country eighty times and scored forty eight goals and is currently England’s third highest scorer behind Wayne Rooney and Bobby Charlton. Leicester City can also proudly boast of two world class English goalkeepers, one of whom Gordon Banks helped England to lift the world cup in 1966 and England goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

The current Leicester City line-up includes at least four England internationals – Jamie Vardy, Harry Maguire and first time caps for Demarai Grey and Ben Chilwell. They also play host to Danish international goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and Portuguese international mid fielder Adrien Silva.

Since winning the Premier League title Leicester have had mixed fortunes, although they are now the first English team to win away on their Champions League debut and the first English team to win all three of their opening games in the competition. They are also the first team in Champions League History to keep clean sheets in each of their opening four games in the competition.

Thank you, Malcolm Parnell and RachelsRandomResources.

 

About the author

Malcolm Parnell has a passion for painting and teaches art and drawing skills when he is not working on his next novel.

His other passion, apart from his good lady wife, Marion, is Leicester City Football Club. Becoming an author and Leicester win the Premier League have been two of his greatest ambitions realised.

Social Media Links – Twitter – @PaintAuthor Facebook – malcolmparnellbook

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