"Fatal Solution" is volume two in Leslie Scase's Inspector Chard mystery series.
Leslie draws on his South Wales roots for the book set in bustling Pontypridd where what appears at first to be an unremarkable murder leads to an inquiry with unexpected twists and turns.
An advocate of the classic murder mystery genre, Leslie is also a keen historian and uses his historical knowledge and research to give authenticity to his novel.
Born and educated in South Wales, he is a keen fly fisherman and real ale enthusiast. He is a member of the Crime Cymru writers’ collective, and of the Crime Writers Association.
He has given talks on crime and punishment in the late Victorian period, and has appeared at literary festivals and has been interviewed on radio.
"Fortuna's Deadly Shadow," his first work of fiction, was inspired by his Italian and English ancestors, who settled in South Wales in the 19th century.
"Fatal Solution" is a paperback published by Seren and costs £9.99.