by J.G. Harlond
World War II murder mystery
Porthferris is a little village with a lot of secrets,
some more sinister than others,
and one that could change the history of a nation
Beneath the surface of village life, a fierce battle is being waged against wartime deprivations. Shopkeepers quietly evade rationing restrictions. Food inspector Archibald Bantry, charged with enforcing those restrictions, dies in a suspicious car crash. Various leads connect a sea cave full of smuggled black-market goods to the missing Stan Hawkins. And what seems like the work of local malcontents becomes more complex and dangerous when Bob stumbles on the truth in a disused copper mine, where a much deadlier affair is underway.
'Dark Night, Black Horse' is a true short story about a young boy who rescues his father's favourite black stallion during the Spanish Civil War. This is now available in Spanish as 'Noche Oscuro, Caballo Negro'.
Harlond is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the British Society of Authors. Originally from the English West Country, she has travelled widely and is now settled in rural Andalucía, Spain.