Bums is the fourth novel from Welsh writer Derec Jones, and the first to feature Detective Inspector Frank Lee.
During his investigation into the killing of the headmaster of the biggest school in the county, the DI comes across the motley collection of ‘Bums’ that inhabit the nether lands on the edges of society.
After a traumatic life as a Traveller who often came to blows with the authorities, Frank is now operating within the ‘system’. Despite all the pressures to conform and obey without question, he insists on doing things his way – laid back and Zen.
Look out for the next two books in this trilogy of stories featuring the unlikely policeman: Beats and Bones – coming soon!
BUMS is now available as a special hard-cover edition, limited to a maximum of 200 signed copies at £20 each plus delivery.
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BUMS – First Chapter
A naked body, wrapped loosely in plastic bin liners, is dragged along a dark back lane. A man’s arm, bare, apart from an expensive gold wristwatch, flops out. A gloved hand snatches the watch from the wrist and lets the arm fall. The body is dumped on a pile of black bags already bursting with rotting rubbish. Continue reading