Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

By Elfan Jones

A story of crime and murder – but in the midst of the mayhem, true love may blossom, good could win out and there might even be a happily ever after.

Crime | Fiction
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Publication date: December 2019

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This well-travelled tale begins its journey in Thames Ditton, a quiet leafy suburb of Kingston upon Thames in Surrey, but soon finds itself in Memphis Tennessee in the U.S.A. It moves back briefly to London, then to Maidenhead in Berkshire, on to Bath in Somerset, up to Malton in North Yorkshire, is transported over to Moscow, across to Berlin, before returning to Marlborough, an elegant market town in Wiltshire, and finally comes to rest in sleepy Bournemouth by the sea.

As the plot thickens mistakes and unfortunate coincidences cause confusion, and create a turf war between the Russian and American mafia with murderous results. The consequences are heart-breaking as innocent bystanders are drawn into the murky world of drugs and international crime. The police are baffled by the seemingly indiscriminate killings, and it appears that perfect murders are being perpetrated. Each murder, produces just a single clue which links them together suggesting that there is a serial killer, a psychopath, on the loose. The forces of the Metropolitan Police, the Thames Valley, Avon and Somerset, Wiltshire and North Yorkshire Constabularies, collaborate with the M.I.5, the drug squad, and Interpol in an effort to track down the culprit.

After several twists and turns, the saga nears its conclusion when the Wiltshire Constabulary believe they have a breakthrough, forcing the line of enquiry to change course. It seems that finally they are on the right track and have a definite suspect, but before they can act upon the new information there is a final twist to the plot which brings the investigation to a surprising and sudden end.

Although the story is one of crime and murder, it demonstrates that in the midst of the fear and mayhem, true love can blossom, goodness will overcome evil and that there really is a happily ever after.

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    Elfan Jones

    Elfan Jones was born in Ammanford, South Wales, in 1944.


    He left school when he was seventeen, went to work in Germany when he was nineteen and two years later got a job working in a department store in Chicago for a year. On returning to the UK he joined his family textile company and for fifty five years he has travelled the world selling socks and cashmere sweaters. In 1988 became the Royal Warrant holder for knitwear and hosiery to H.R.H The Prince of Wales, and in 1996 was seconded by the Department of Trade and Industry to help promote British exports to Canada.


    At the age of 60 he enrolled in a four year, part time, history degree course at Birkbeck University and discovered the joys of writing. After revisiting Birkbeck for a writing course he now writes a monthly, light -hearted, column for The Celtic Connection , a Vancouver based newspaper. This is his first novel.

  • 12th February 2019 HELP

    Firstly a big thank you to all of you who have supported me.

    The time limit of the fund raising is six months and it started on November 8. Time wise we are just over half way with 42% of the target raised, so we are falling a wee bit behind. If you had  intended to support me but have forgotten to do so, then this would be a good time to do it. I am hoping that by the end of the year the book…

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