The James Lalonde Starter Library


The James Lalonde Starter Library

Original price was: £8.99.Current price is: £3.49.

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A. D. Hay




James Lalonde Amateur Sleuth Mystery Series


Omnibus Edition


Mystery, Amateur Sleuth


562 pages

How to read

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The James Lalonde Starter Library Contains four stories in the James Lalonde Universe: The Candidate (Novella), The Locked Room (Novella), The Lawn (Short Story), and Suspicion (Novella).

All Four stories, if purchased separately the books are priced at £8.96, but with this omnibus edition, while it’s priced at £5.49 you get The Lawn and The Locked Room free.

The Candidate (Rookie Reporter Amateur Sleuth Mystery, Book 1)

Set in the summer, the story is set on the 28th of June 2010. The Candidate is the first novella in a series that follows the twelve most important stories in his first year as a journalist.


Here’s a bit about the novella:

Rookie reporter James Lalonde is bored. And he isn’t a journalist. He’s an all-round dogs-body to editor-in-chief Rhys Kelly. But his luck has finally changed. After eavesdropping on the morning editorial meeting, James learns he has his first-ever story. The following day, James turns up to his interview with Albert to discover a trail of blood smeared through Albert’s house, an empty safe, and the murder weapon on the floor, but no body. Detective Anwar Khan turns up at the crime scene, puts two and two together, and believes James murdered the controversial magistrate. Can James clear his name and write his first-ever story before his editor takes it away?


The Locked Room: A James Lalonde Novella

Set in the spring, the story starts off on the 5th of April 2014. And it has a tie-in to Duplicity where the opening of the Bed and Breakfast is referenced by James when he visits Professor Xavier Watson during his investigations.


Here’s a bit about the novella:

It’s the opening of Clovervale Hall, an exquisite bed-and-breakfast in England. And James Lalonde has an all-expenses-paid trip. But, there’s one thing he didn’t count on—a killer is on the loose, roaming the halls.


The Lawn: A James Lalonde Short Story

Set in the autumn on the 3rd of November 2014, this short story is referenced in Suspicion by Alistair when James turns up at his house to interview him about Pippa Baker’s murder.


Here’s a bit about the short story:

When Will Thatcher doesn’t show up for work, James Lalonde is forced to attend an afternoon tea with Alistair Carmichael in Will’s place. The lovely autumn afternoon tea comes to an abrupt end when a body is discovered on the front lawn of the Carmichael Estate with strange markings on its neck. But something is missing. A priceless painting is off the wall. However, it’s no ordinary painting. It’s a van Gogh purchased in an auction a few months prior. But trouble has its watchful eye on James. Can James figure out who the thief and murderer are before he is next?


Suspicion (James Lalonde Amateur Sleuth Mystery, Book 1)

The novella starts off in the final hours of Sunday, the 3rd of May 2015.


Here’s a bit about the novella:

To avoid blank space in the culture section and losing his job, James decides to write a story on the local museum’s latest acquisition, Excalibur. But there’s one thing he didn’t count on: Excalibur is missing, and a dead body is at the crime scene.


If you love gripping cloak-and-dagger mysteries with twists and turns, then you'll love this James Lalonde Starter Library. Get it now.



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