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Michael A Chambers
A murder mystery story
Centred around a game of Ice Hockey
The town of Merrivale is of average size and population that contains the usual; housing and amenities it warrants and Saturday afternoons are strictly reserved for the weekly game of football, hockey and rugby as well as a shopping spree for the locals.
When a body is found within hockey owner Mark Atkin’s establishment, Inspector Dilley has to unravel this terrible scene in order to find out what happened. Amongst a complexity of doors, keys and camera pictures which have much to do with it all.
Many people are involved with the events that occur this day which puts them ‘in the frame’ within this much troubled club.
WHO DID IT?
FOREWORD Written by Steve Flemming
Anyone who knows Mick Chambers will be aware that his middle name is ‘statistics’, you could seriously fill a small library with his memorabilia collection alone.
Facts and figures are not everyone’s cup of tea but Mick seems to embrace it with an amazing passion. This has led to him writing books, in particular relating to the Great Britain Ice Hockey Team. In addition, he has contributed to other publications and even now collects all the statistics from each and every Nottingham Panthers game.
His love affair with Ice Hockey and the Panthers goes back to the very early days. I have been fortunate to view some items in his collection; the range is incredible. He attempts to keep everything in mint condition, looking back at moments in time is just the norm for him.
It was quite thrilling to me to be able to view information dating back to 1936. This was the year that the Great Britain Ice Hockey team won the Winter Olympics, World and European Championships; this was staged in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany, fascinating information.
Actually Mick goes to great lengths in his attempts to add to his collection, always looking for that special item that might become available. It would be excellent if at some point all of these hidden gems could be available for all to view.
The latest project for Mick is to write another book, Ice Cold Murder. However, this is a book with a difference! To be quite honest when I started to read through some of the contents, I began to realise that Mick has some imagination.
This story is centred around a local Ice Hockey team. It sort of reminded me of Melchester Rovers, this was the fictional football team portrayed in a comic strip; Roy Race (Roy of the Rovers) was the main character. This book though is obviously light hearted; it carries a real sense of humour, I am still having this vision of Ice Hockey night featuring Aspley and Clifton?
Despite all the funny moments that Mick creates in the book, there is a story line that leads to a darker tale of murder, a kind of mystery that plays out amongst the hockey players and arena staff.
To conclude, the book is most enjoyable, it is ‘tongue-in-cheek’ of course and you will soon pick up on that. This is something away from statistics, although Mick still finds a moment to include some information on his new team with the league tables.
When describing the book for marketing purposes, Ice Cold Murder does not fit into the usual categories, you simply have to read it and find a description for yourself.
Good luck with the publication. Steve Flemming (Author)
Vicki Wright as (Vicki Higson)secretary and estranged wife of the manager Andy Gill as the apprentice Adi Collins - player Geraldine Ellis as Head Cleaner Neil Edwards - player Andrew Blatherwick as leading technician Chris Fielding as Photograther/technician Chris Whittaker as security Paul Hacking as player Wayne Pitchford - player Bob marshall - player Andy Barton - player Jona Dolores - fan Bradley Brooks as technician Dave England as DJ Tom Higson as manager Chris Phillips as coach Mark Atkin as owner Sandi Stephenson as assistant cleaner David Temple as equipment manager Antoine Marie-Jeanne as steward Dave Hallam as first aid Tony Grainger as steward Elaine Thompson as clerk Maureen Smyth as clerk
plus many ex-panther/other players, officials and media - in the book as themselves.
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