The Troodos Secret by Murray Bailey / #Review @MurrayBaileybks

Ash Carter Near East Crime Thriller 3

Ash Carter is called in to investigate the mysterious death of a commando. Working with Detective Sofia Mackenzie he finds that nothing is quite what it seems and no one is willing to tell the truth.
When another man dies, it appears that the truth lies in the mountains and the mines to be found there.
Threatened and working against the clock, Carter and Mackenzie must solve the case or risk becoming the mountain’s next victims.




This is the 3rd book in the series, but only the first one for me.

I did not know Ash Carter yet, but I was pleasantly surprised when I was introduced to him. He does not beat around the bush. He was in the military helping the police now. Even though nobody within the force believes or give him any assistance, he keeps on pouncing. He knows the lead he follows is the right one and with the help of Detective Sofia Mackenzie, he uncovers the truth. He has a big heart and he looks out for Sofia too and she is very grateful to him for that. 🙂

The author takes us to Cyprus, an island I have visited in the past too. It brings some memories when  you read about the places you have been to too. I did not know about the mines there, but I traveled by boat to Haifa and boy that was an experience. 🙂

It’s 1949 when the story begins and when I read that in the blurb I was a bit afraid. Afraid the book would have an old fashioned feel hanging over it, but it felt really modern. It made me even like the story more.

There is suspense, there is heart break, there are things that warmed my heart and of course there are baddies. A complete story in my opinion that I enjoyed a lot.

I have read one other book by this author before and I gave it 5 stars. I like this one even better, so the only thing I can do is give is 5+ stars. 😉 

Thank you


About the Author

Murray Bailey Is the author of Amazon bestseller Map of the Dead, the first of the series based on his interest in Egyptology. His main series however is the Ash Carter thrillers, inspired by his father’s experience in the Royal Military Police in Singapore in the early 1950s.

Murray is well traveled, having worked in the US, South America and a number of European countries throughout his career as a management consultant. However he also managed to find the time to edit books, contribute to articles and act as a part-time magazine editor.

Murray lives on the south coast of England with his family and a dog called Teddy.


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