Reviews

Oct 05, 2016 Veronica, rated it: liked it (three stars)

Inspector Ainsworth chases Susan Burchett, a con artist and suspected murderer, from Australia to Zurich in this cosy murder mystery where the criminals always seem to stay just one step ahead o the law.
Deception is the second novel in the Inspector Ainsworth mystery series and although the main story moves away from the character of Nick Kenby it would still be beneficial to read “ Inheritance” to get the backstory. 
Deception is a passive, plot driven story. Mifsud has included his usual colourful cast of characters imbued with good manners and generosity and I found even the criminals were hard to dislike.
Set in the 1960’s, real events around Sydney have been included to give a sense of time and place.
There are plenty of turns throughout and as the story nears its end the mystery ramps up and I became more and more intrigued. I think it will be hard for even seasoned mystery readers to guess the final twist.
I received and uncorrected proof copy from the author and I have chosen to write a review.

Apr 25, 2017 Colin Rodgers rated it: it was amazing (four stars)

I recently took the time to re-read two books by Angelo Mifsud, his debut novel "Inheritance" and the sequel "Deception". To someone like me , who grew up in Sydney in the 60s, the setting is familiar and interesting. You don't need to know Sydney however, to enjoy these stories; the plots are inventive and clever, the pace never flags, and the author's attention to detail is top class
A bonus is that the sequel is even better than the original.
Go ahead, get hold of these two and give yourself a
I recently took the time to re-read two books by Angelo Mifsud, his debut novel "Inheritance" and the sequel "Deception". To someone like me , who grew up in Sydney in the 60s, the setting is familiar and interesting. You don't need to know Sydney however, to enjoy these stories; the plots are inventive and clever, the pace never flags, and the author's attention to detail is top class
A bonus is that the sequel is even better than the original.
Go ahead, get hold of these two and give yourself a treat.

The second in the Inspector Ainsworth Series is Deception. Mary Jamieson, the mastermind behind seven murders, has disappeared as he attempts to arrest her for the crimes. She has changed back to her original physical features and name to emerge as Susan Burchett her real identity. Brazenly, she has stolen the Kenby Import business assets and transferred them to a secret Swiss bank account. She flees to Switzerland with Nick Kenby’s inheritance. She boards an international flight and meets Peter Sullivan, a man who has all the answers, but he is not what he seems.

Ainsworth follows her to Switzerland but so too has the newspaper journalist James Smith and photographer Bill Rodgers competing to se who finds her first.

Ainsworth discovers that the Swiss police have her as a primary suspect for a murder in Zurich. The investigation forces her to flee and again she changes her identity and disappears.
The Swiss police, Inspector Ainsworth, the newspaper journalist, and Sullivan race to find her. The International race opens a Pandora's box with unexpected consequences…

Deceit, Intrigue and a mystery with a twist. Deception is the companion novel to the same author’s debut novel Inheritance. It brings the two novels to finality.

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