It is 1929. In the years since the Armistice, blind war veteran Frederick Rowlands—now running a small holding in Kent—has done his best to establish a secure existence for himself and his young family. His days of taking risks are over—or so he very much hopes.
But then his old friend Chief Inspector Douglas asks for his help in tracking down the killer of a beautiful dancer, and suddenly Fred’s quiet, orderly world is under threat. Plunged back into the whirl of London life, he must explore milieux as yet unknown to him, as well as confronting figures from his own past. As the weeks go by and the crime remains unsolved, he finds himself caught up in a murderous game of chance, in which nothing is what it seems, and in which everything—friendships, family loyalties, even his own life—is at stake.
Following 2014’s Line of Sight (“compulsively readable”—Heat, “beautifully envisioned”—The Lady), A. C. Koning returns with Game of Chance, the second novel in the ‘Blind Detective’ series.
Game of Chance
by A.C. Koning
REVIEWS FOR GAME OF CHANCE
"Beautifully written, the period feel is utterly convincing, and the hero—who is blind—is one of the most fascinating detectives..."
— THE MONOCLE ARTS REVIEW
“Vivid, detailed…Rowlands comes to life in a way that few fictional characters do...an excellent read”
— THE LITERARY REVIEW
"When you’re trying to recreate the past, there’s nothing quite so evocative as listening to the popular music of the era, which is what I’ve been doing for the past few months of researching and writing my soon-to-be-published novel, Game of Chance."
— AC Koning, Listening to Sounds of the Past