- ISBN 9780749009335 / 0749009330
- Title Picasso Scam
- Author Stuart Pawson
- Category Crime & Mystery
- Format Paperback
- Year 2011
- Pages 352
- Publisher Allison & Busby
- Imprint Allison & Busby
- Language English
- Dimensions 198mm x 130mm
Detective Inspector Charlie Priest's unorthodox ways have held him at inspector level for a record-breaking length of time; but Priest does get results. When Charlie suspects a businessman of involvement in an international art fraud, he's taking on an enemy with friends in high places.
Detective Inspector Charlie Priest is the kind of officer who likes to get on with the job, though his unorthodox ways have held him at inspector level for a record-breaking length of time; however Priest does get results. When Charlie suspects a now-respected businessman, with a background of extortion and GBH, of involvement in an international art fraud, he's taking on an enemy with friends in high places. But Charlie can be persistent to the point of recklessness and, once he's realised that there's a link to the lethal doctored heroin that's striking down the local kids, no threat will stop him...
'Charlie Priest, a sort of Yorkshire Inspector Morse, is a likeable hero. There is plenty of flair in the plot and it all gels magnificently' Yorkshire Post
STUART PAWSON had a career as a mining engineer, followed by a spell working for the probation service, before he became a full-time writer. He lives in Fairburn, Yorkshire, and when not hunched over the word processor likes nothing more than tramping across the moors, which often feature in his stories. He is a member of the Murder Squad and the Crime Writers' Association.