HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I'm not sure what Deeley will make of being called 'hot stuff', perhaps he'll approve.... I'm sorry... Really? That's not what was meant!? Ah...
Horner has transferred from being one of the main characters in THE BEAST OF FRIENDS to standing in as temporary librarian at Spectrum Central Library. He has no real experience of libraries except for as a user of them… He arrives at the library soon after his friend, Fiona, dies in a mysterious fire in the building that only really damaged her office, but it killed her; whether by accident or by murderous intent Horner means to find out. Horner knows a lot more about Fiona than many of her closest friends; very soon some of these secrets emerge and he is able to put the pieces of the puzzle back together.
Mavis and Edie
Mavis and Edie work on the enquiry desk at the library; they are long-term friends of both Fatima and Fiona – craftier and wiser than they appear! They appear to be in their mid-70s, but actually are probably a great deal older; how old exactly it's hard to say, it's just not polite to ask a lady her age...
A somewhat pretentious work placement student who helps out around the library and thinks he knows everything - although he seems to get on with most of the staff, at least on a surface level…
Arthur De Vandeville
Arthur has worked on the library enquiry desk for years - we don't know much about him at first, although he's a bit grumpy and pretty eccentric… He is a widower and Mavis and Edie tend to mother him, although he quite likes it.
Debbi is a clumsy cleaning girl – well-meaning but, at times, hard work! She doesn't get Horner's old-fashioned sense of humour and often makes mistakes.
Felix is the library handyman – he is single and rather an enigma. Some of his colleagues seem to think that he isn't living life as fully as he possibly could do.
Fatima The Fantabulous
Fatima is a clairvoyant and an old friend of Horner, Mavis, Edie and Fiona… She comes to help, by Horner's request, once he realises that Fiona may have been murdered and that there could be more deaths yet to come...
Butch MacKensie and his boss, Geoff
Butch is a lazy journalist who is forced into investigating the fire in the library by his boss, Geoff. He is also tipped off that there might be something of value in the wreckage, although he may not be the only one interested in whatever it is.
Inspector Gordon Thorn
A local Police Inspector who has been involved in early investigations into the fire at the library. Arthur accidentally calls him back in when he calls him by mistake whilst trying to order a pizza.
More soon - yeti hugs,
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