Leicestershire-based Dominic Mallory has made sufficient money in the City to retire at forty-eight, and is looking for interesting things to do as he builds a post-commercial portfolio career. Having served briefly as an Army officer in the 1980s, he contacts his former Regiment, Prince Rupert’s Horse, and asks whether it has a project he can assist with.
It transpires that the Regimental history is weak in the latter stages of the Second World War, and Dom agrees to rewrite it. However, as he begins to gather material, he finds himself caught up in a scandal from sixty years ago which eventually spills over into present-day murder…
Nick Everard is a former Army Officer who has worked subsequently in the City, schools’ adventure travel and recruitment/executive search. He is married to Kiki; they live on the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire border and have two grown children. Nick became Regimental Secretary of The Royal Lancers in July 2021. Past Unbecoming is his second crime thriller: his first, Clean Kill, was published by The Book Guild in May 2022.
Slodger (Guest Review) - 29 Jun, 2023
Well, an easy read and if you were a former BAOR officer of the 80s it would be full of redolent sounds, sites, murmurings and arrogance. So it started as Past Unbecoming, about half way through it was Fast Becoming Waring and when soon it was clear what was likely to happen it was Past Caring. A good effort, as I gather they would have said in those days
Clean Kill was a book not to be put down.
I look forward to #3