The Mirror in the Ice Cream Parlour – Nick Hooper


Inspector Arnold is back! Available now, The Mirror in the Ice Cream Parlour is the follow-up to The Occasional Gardener, which has received 5-star reviews on Amazon’s Kindle Store.

To purchase the Kindle edition of this second instalment, click here.

Fancy a sneak peek, or want to get started before your order arrives in the post? Click here to read the first chapter of Inspector Arnold’s latest adventure.

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Detective Inspector Arnold Rackham is close to retirement, with only a few weeks to go before he takes up his new job as an art-fraud investigator for a firm of art insurers. When he finds a wallet on the beach, he is pulled back into the world of policing and terrorism, and life gets increasingly dangerous for him and those close to him.

The Mirror in the Ice Cream Parlour sees the return of several characters from The Occasional Gardener, including Arnold’s girlfriend Peggy, song-writing brother Paul, erstwhile companion and now protagonist Grimwode, and welcomes a number of intriguing new characters from Eastern Europe. Oh, and not to forget the dog.

Reviews from Critics

Alice Nuttall, Daily Info

There were a lot of enjoyable moments in both The Occasional Gardener and The Mirror in the Ice Cream Parlour. Rackham faces high stakes and real peril, the plot twists and turns to an exciting conclusion, and there are some truly touching points, particularly the scenes focusing on Rackham’s dependence on and love for his unnamed dog. Locals will love spotting the Oxfordshire connections, and crime fans may find a new favourite in this artistic detective.

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