Necklace of Death
About the Book
This book tells the story of Johnny Paradise, who is living on a derelict barge in the Thames Estuary after being suspended from the Met Police. Johnny drowns his sorrows in drinking at the local pub called the Drunken Man, until he is visited by an old friend who brings him news about his daughter. The story leads to a series of killings as the gangs of East London try to silence him as he attempts to solve the mystery of the Necklace of Death.
About the Author
Maurice Gaynor, born in India just before WW2, came to England in 1955 and settled in London, where he worked on British Rail while he pursued his hobbies as a writer and photographer with moderate success. A play for TV, at a time when television was in its infancy in black and white, about a London detective won a prize of a £100 but was never produced, so he went into building and decorating as more lucrative. He continued writing at night and wrote books for children, and thrillers; also books of poetry.