The first instalment in the Still Life series, Post Mortem, is set in the 1920s and introduces former American detective Gustav McPherson. Gustav lives in Paris and is asked to investigate the brutal murder of two Americans – the sister and brother-in-law of the fabulously wealthy and mysterious Sophia Blake. The French police have covered up the case, wrongly accusing private investigator Jacques Hellouin, meaning that Gus will have to look for an increasingly obscure set of clues and eventually enter a world where ritual murders are committed to satisfy mystical ancient beliefs.
After returning to the quiet streets of Paris to pursue a life of painting, Gus Macpherson could not escape his true art…
The former New York detective finds himself walking the beat once again, when hired by a sensuous woman to investigate the gruesome be-headings of her sister and brother-in-law. In the dark and mysterious streets of Paris and plagued by his clairvoyant sixth sense, Gus will uncover a conspiracy written in blood, with rituals and artefacts as old as time itself.