A FATAL FACADE is a crime thriller focusing on the lives of four people who become involved with Paolo Cellini, a 30-year-old wealthy art dealer who is killed in his marbled bathroom in Chelsea, London. Each person is linked to Cellini in unusual ways: his lover, Bianca Vella, a Maltese nightclub-singer who worships him; Rico Batas, his Filipino nightclub-manager who hates him; his other lover, Angelica Logan, a woman with too many terrible secrets and Jack Bradley, an ex-DCI, who needs to redeem himself to his family and his colleagues by discovering the truth about the life and death of Cellini. Jack s obsessive search takes him down dark, disturbing avenues into the secret lives of these people who are almost crushed under the weight of Cellini s narcissistic personality. Jack knows that one of them killed him but even he is stunned by the secrets he unearths. The novel explores the universal themes of human frailty and our need to find forgiveness. For what man or woman can honestly say I have never done anything wrong
Thank you, Linda M. James
About the Author
Linda is a restless soul who roams the world looking for interesting resting places. In her roller-coaster life she’s been a singer, a model, a lecturer and now a writer. She was brought up in Swansea, S. Wales, UK, in a house that overlooked Swansea Bay which gave her a long love affair with the mercurial sea. So much so that she set her two historical novels “THE INVISIBLE PIPER and its sequel “TEMPTING THE STARS in the seaside town of St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, UK during WWII.
Readers have told her that they were fascinated by her characters and by the unknown details she uncovered from reading numerous war-time diaries which she wove into the fabric of the novels.
Linda M James’ intriguing psychological thriller “THE DAY OF THE SWANS” was a finalist in the PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE and her gripping crime thriller “A FATAL FAÇADE” was nominated for the Amazon Book Prize.
A compelling book trailer has been made which can be viewed on this site.
In 2019/2020, she researched and wrote two linked historical novels set in Vienna, Berlin and Switzerland before WW2 and Brooklyn and London after WW 2. They are being published in 2021 and 2022.