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The Affair of the Deviant Bishop

Paul Ferrar


In the heart of a Kenyan game park, a retired policeman’s death shatters the tranquil landscape. Officially marked as the work of Masai tribesmen, doubts linger for two young biologists, Marion and Nicholas, who knew the victim well. Determined to uncover the truth, they plunge into a treacherous investigation, only to find themselves entangled in a web of deceit and danger.

The deceased, an esteemed police inspector, was on the trail of ivory poachers before his demise. With a chief suspect seemingly protected by an airtight alibi—a renowned ornithologist on a distant safari—their quest for justice becomes a perilous game. Yet, as Marion and Nicholas unearth clues, they unwittingly become targets themselves, locked in a deadly dance of pursuit and evasion.

As evidence mounts against the suspect, the elusive truth remains just out of reach. Until an unexpected ally emerges: the Red Bishop, a tiny avian marvel with a secret of its own. The puzzle unravels, exposing the tangled threads of corruption and betrayal lurking beneath the surface of the savannah.



About the Author

Paul Ferrar is a biologist who worked on dung beetles and maggots in northern Australia, on termites in a South African game park, as a rat-catcher in a large mental hospital in the UK, and in the Australian aid program managing cooperative research projects between Australian agricultural scientists and those in developing countries working on similar problems. He is also the author of a 907-page monograph on all you ever wanted to know and more about the maggots of 96 different families of flies. He is married to a very tolerant wife, also a research scientist and administrator but fortunately with a more conventional career.



The Affair of the Deviant Bishop by Paul Ferrar
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ISBN: 978-1-923078-20-8
Format: Paperback 203mm x 133mm
Extent: 278 pages
RRP: $25.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Fiction -- Crime
Distribution: Contact Vivid