London...

Detective Sergeant James Henderson’s remarkable gut instincts have put him on a three-year fast track to becoming an inspector. But the advancement of his career has come at a cost. Gay, posh and eager to prove himself in the Metropolitan Police, James has allowed himself few chances for romance. 

When the murder of barrister Maria Curzon-Whyte lands in his lap, all that changes. His investigation leads him to a circle of irresistibly charming men. And though he knows better, James finds himself enticed into their company. 

Soon his desire for photographer Ben Morgan challenges him to find a way into the other man’s lifestyle of one-night stands and carefree promiscuity. At the same time his single murder case multiplies into a cruel pattern of violence and depravity. 

But as the bodies pile up and shocking secrets come to light, James finds both his tumultuous private life and coveted career threatened by a bitter legacy.

 

 

2017 Lambda Literary Awards finalist - Mystery

 

 

"At last.  A genuinely riveting new voice in M/M mystery. Dal Maclean is a force to be reckoned with." Josh Lanyon, Award winning author of  'The Adrien English Mysteries'_  

"Dal Maclean's first offering is a slick, intelligent procedural with a hot dash of slow-burn romance.  Stylishly and convincingly written, this excellent novel will satisfy M/M readers who like their genre served up with intelligence and verve, not to mention an endearingly flawed hero and a fully realised supporting cast. I genuinely loved it." Harper Fox, Author of 'Scrap Metal'

 

More responses to "Bitter Legacy":

"A brilliant and captivating page turner – an out of the box, thought provoking, daring, and emotionally wrenching story.” 5 Stars. Dianne, It’s About the Book

https://itsaboutthebook.com/2016/10/03/bitter-legacy/

"If you don’t read any other book for the rest of this year then you have to read THIS BOOK! “ 5 Stars. Mark, Sinfully: Gay Romance Book Reviews

http://sinfullymmbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/10/release-day-review-bitter-legacy-by-dal.html

“...the perfect split between romance and mystery thriller...I immediately added it to my Best of 2016 list.” Tamika, Oh My Shelves

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“I was extremely satisfied and happy by the conclusion of both the mystery and the romantic storyline.” Recommended Read, Sirius, Dear Author

http://dearauthor.com/need-a-rec/recommended-reads/review-bitter-legacy-dal-maclean-release-date-october-4/

"I totally recommend to anyone who likes a good mystery,” Sarina, Love Bytes

http://lovebytesreviews.com/2016/10/04/release-day-review-bitter-legacy-by-dal-maclean/

“...the writing is top notch and its a terrific read. This goes in my best reads of the year.” 5 Stars. Karen, Prism Book Alliance

https://www.prismbookalliance.com/2016/10/bitter-legacy-by-dal-maclean-book-review-by-karen/

"Bitter Legacy is one hell of an impressive way to make a debut in this genre." 5 Stars. Lisa, The Novel Approach 

http://www.thenovelapproachreviews.com/review-bitter-legacy-by-dal-maclean/

"This is a superbly plotted crime novel where the romance is cleverly integrated rather than an obvious add-on and both elements have equal importance and are written with equal intensity. I could hardly put the book down... I award it my highest recommendation..." Desert Island Keeper, BJ Jansen, All About Romance

http://allaboutromance.com/book-review/bitter-legacy-by-dal-maclean/

"This book is just brilliant, definitely one of my favorite reads so far this year. Highly recommended!" 5 Stars. Judith, Dirty Books Obsession 

https://dirtybooksobsessiongroup.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/review-bitter-legacy-by-dal-maclean-2/

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