Reviews:

Veronica, Sydney, Australia
rated it: liked it (3 stars)

Just before Nick’s mother passed away she told him about his father and the inheritance he was entitled to. Nick travels to Sydney to face an Aunt he has never met and claim the inheritance of his father’s large international import business. Only things don’t seem to be as they should and when his Aunt’s maid is brutally murdered followed by the murder of his father’s business partner, Nick becomes a suspect. He has been thrown into a life surrounded by murder, drug rings and crooked cops and h Just before Nick’s mother passed away she told him about his father and the inheritance he was entitled to. Nick travels to Sydney to face an Aunt he has never met and claim the inheritance of his father’s large international import business. Only things don’t seem to be as they should and when his Aunt’s maid is brutally murdered followed by the murder of his father’s business partner, Nick becomes a suspect. He has been thrown into a life surrounded by murder, drug rings and crooked cops and he is concerned he may be next on this murderous rampage.
Inheritance, Australian author Angelo Mifsud’s debut novel, is set in 1960’s Sydney a time when murder, mayhem and tea drinking seem to go hand in hand.
Nick Kenby was an instantly likeable character and I enjoyed his evolution from quiet country boy to a confident man.
There were many facets to this mystery with twists and turns interspersed with murder, mayhem and a touch of romance all delivered with an Australian flavour and a hot cup of tea. Humour was added with the introduction of bumbling gangsters Lofty and Shorty. I enjoyed the friendship that developed between Nick, Rachel and Sergeant Ainsworth.
The story was mainly written in dialogue and short, sharp sentences and at times was a little confusing which broke the flow of the story. However, the mystery kept me enthralled throughout and the twists took me by surprise.
With thanks to the author for my copy to read and review.

****

Apr 25, 2017 Colin Rodgers, Sydney, Australia
rated it: really liked it (4 stars)

I recently took the time to re-read two books by Angelo Mifsud, his debut novel "Inheritance" and the sequel "Deception". For 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 first book.
Go ahead, get hold of these two and give yourself
I recently took the time to re-read two books by Angelo Mifsud, his debut novel "Inheritance" and the sequel "Deception". For 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 first book.
Go ahead, get hold of these two and give yourself a treat.

****

Aug 09, 2016 Lisa Wydenbach
rated it: really liked it (4 stars)

Fast paced and lots of surprises, I really enjoyed this book. The description of Sydney at the time was well done and interesting, it help set the scene for the whole book. You become attached to the characters especially Nick and Rachel. Looking forward to the next book to see what happens to the all of them. The ending was a big surprise and leaves you wanting for more. Great first novel. 

Jenny, Central Coast, New South Wales Australia
rated it: really liked it (4 stars)

I won this as a giveaway. I absolutely loved it. I loved the plot twists. I loved how he named places around Sydney that I knew and understood. I couldn't put it down.

 

The first novel in the Inspector Ainsworth Series is Inheritance. Inspired by the 1960's it is a story of greed, murder, drugs and corruption. Nick Kenby comes to Sydney to claim his inheritance that is controlled by his Aunt but unwittingly becomes involved in the murder of his Aunt's maid. The police immediately suspect his Aunt, Mary Jamieson, who has been under their surveillance but she brings names Nick as having a motive to kill her. This brings him to the police attention and as Mary will do anything to ensure she retains control of his inheritance targets Nick as the maid's murderer. But another murder is committed that of her business partner and again she accuses Nick for both murders. Now Nick wants revenge for what his father and Aunt did to him and his mother. A fast-moving story of greed, deceit, and murder. Nick struggles with the violence, drugs, police corruption, and fights for his own survival.


 

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