The Death of Tommy Quick And Other Lies

tommy quick cover with borderWho should have the Brenton medals?

It was almost too easy . . .

Old certainties prove to be anything but as genealogy sleuth Lydia Silverstream responds to a dying man’s plea. Her work, her home, her stuttering relationship, even her skills as a researcher, all the familiar patterns are disrupted, leaving her with more challenges than ever. And why won’t a mother tell her son who his father is?

It all goes to show, as always, there’s so much more to a family’s history than the certificates would have you believe.


Askance is delighted to publish the third novel by DJ Wiseman and the second in the Lydia Silverstream series. Lydia Silverstream first appeared in A Habit of Dying, one of the first novels to set a mystery in the context of family history research. The story has found wide appeal, far beyond the world of the genealogy. The Subtle Thief of Youth, a more traditional crime puzzle, gives a disturbing insight into the workings of a small community when a summer downpour reveals a grotesque secret hidden for years. DJ Wiseman has also published short stories and edited the Homes and Positional Vertigo anthologies for Askance.

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TITLE: The Death of Tommy Quick And Other Lies

AUTHOR: DJ Wiseman

ISBN: 978-1-909009-27-1



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