The Judas Gene

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Pub Date 28 Jun 2024 | Archive Date 30 Aug 2024

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Description

Leading industrialist and donor to the Conservative Party, Ralph Manningham, forced his father into early retirement so that he could take over the family business. Many years later, he is discovered dead at his home, the spilled bottle of pills on his desk a clear suggestion of suicide.

The news of Ralph’s death causes a stir within his political circles; influential figures are worried that a potential scandal will engulf them. Inspector Max Bellamy’s task is to pick up the pieces, but as events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that Ralph’s apparent suicide is not as it seems.

Who has the motive to want Ralph dead?

In this perplexing and challenging ‘whodunnit’, will Inspector Bellamy succeed in solving the case, or will the shadows of deception prevail?

Leading industrialist and donor to the Conservative Party, Ralph Manningham, forced his father into early retirement so that he could take over the family business. Many years later, he is discovered...


A Note From the Publisher

Bruce Harris lives in Devon and began writing after retiring early from a career in teaching and educational research. His educational research articles have been published in the Independent, the Times Educational Supplement and the Guardian, as well as in educational magazines. His publications include three poetry collections, three novels, and five short fiction collections. The Judas Gene is his latest novel.

Bruce Harris lives in Devon and began writing after retiring early from a career in teaching and educational research. His educational research articles have been published in the Independent, the...


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The Judas Gene couldn't possibly be any more timely. Having greatly enjoyed his previous two novels I had high hopes for this new one from Bruce Harris and it is an absolute tour de force. The author poignantly captures political intrigue and its demands for maneuvering unwanted facts; the powerful and chilling effects of a family business grown beyond its natural boundaries and deadlocked in bitter dispute; and how hope and a new beginning can be found but not always without repercussions from the past. There's even a very moving love story wrapped up in a mystery.
Max Bellamy is the perfect character to investigate a possible suicide or murder in a country house; and the Manninghams, with all their family jealousies and differences of opinion, are the perfect suspects.
Emotionally authentic and genuinely intriguing.

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Who has the motive to want Ralph Dead? Now, that is the question. I love the classic style of this book with finger pointing in all directions keeping you guessing and interested until the very end.

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