The Devil's Clown
236 pages -
Paperback - 12,00 Euro ... or as eBook - 6,99 Euro
Published by Books on Demand in March 2015
Available worldwide in most bookshops and online.
The girl puts an eye to the keyhole and watches the Alien making love to her mother. Who is to blame for allowing him inside?
Gloria is to blame: Gloria must be punished: Punishment is a familiar thing.Sally smashes her head, pulls out her eyes and buries her doll in the bin.
The story relates the aftermath of domestic abuse; the emotional neglect of cruel and dispassionate parents, and a young girl, convinced that happiness can be restored by making people laugh. Sally hides behind her image of 'Miss Flummi the Clown'. Soon, she is a brilliant performer in the vibrant and colourful world of the circus.
But her behaviour is bizarre and her habits are strange; the Devil demands revenge when atrocities refuse to be buried.
Soon to retire and on his last case, Detective Inspector Nicholas Lightbone, known as Nickbone, investigates a string of fatal accidents; strange accidents and all connected with Sally, who had been junior champion in trampoline gymnastics and trained by his wife. Nickbone's obsession with this final case in a long and successful career threatens to change his life. It takes him to the limits of endurance.