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Veronica, Sydney, Australia, ♦♦♦
Just before Nick’s mother passed away she told him about his father and the inheritance he was entitled to. Nick travels to Sydney to face an Aunt he has never met and claim the inheritance of his father’s large international import business. Only things don’t seem to be as they should and when his Aunt’s maid is brutally murdered followed by the murder of his father’s business partner, Nick becomes a suspect. He has been thrown into a life surrounded by murder, drug rings and crooked cops and h Just before Nick’s mother passed away she told him about his father and the inheritance he was entitled to. Nick travels to Sydney to face an Aunt he has never met and claim the inheritance of his father’s large international import business. Only things don’t seem to be as they should and when his Aunt’s maid is brutally murdered followed by the murder of his father’s business partner, Nick becomes a suspect. He has been thrown into a life surrounded by murder, drug rings and crooked cops and he is concerned he may be next on this murderous rampage.
Inheritance, Australian author Angelo Mifsud’s debut novel, is set in 1960’s Sydney a time when murder, mayhem and tea drinking seem to go hand in hand.
Nick Kenby was an instantly likeable character and I enjoyed his evolution from quiet country boy to a confident man.
There were many facets to this mystery with twists and turns interspersed with murder, mayhem and a touch of romance all delivered with an Australian flavour and a hot cup of tea. Humour was added with the introduction of bumbling gangsters Lofty and Shorty. I enjoyed the friendship that developed between Nick, Rachel and Sergeant Ainsworth.
The story was mainly written in dialogue and short, sharp sentences and at times was a little confusing which broke the flow of the story. However, the mystery kept me enthralled throughout and the twists took me by surprise.
With thanks to the author for my copy to read and review.

Apr 25, 2017 Colin Rodgers, Sydney, Australia, ♦♦♦♦

I recently took the time to re-read two books by Angelo Mifsud, his debut novel “Inheritance” and the sequel “Deception”. For someone like me who grew up in Sydney in the 60s, the setting is familiar and interesting. You don’t need to know Sydney however, to enjoy these stories; the plots are inventive and clever, the pace never flags, and the author’s attention to detail is top class.
A bonus is that the sequel is even better than the first book.
Go ahead, get hold of these two and give yourself I recently took the time to re-read two books by Angelo Mifsud, his debut novel “Inheritance” and the sequel “Deception”. For someone like me who grew up in Sydney in the 60s, the setting is familiar and interesting. You don’t need to know Sydney however, to enjoy these stories; the plots are inventive and clever, the pace never flags, and the author’s attention to detail is top class.
A bonus is that the sequel is even better than the first book.
Go ahead, get hold of these two and give yourself a treat.

Aug 09, 2016 Lisa Wydenbach, ♦♦♦♦

Fast paced and lots of surprises, I really enjoyed this book. The description of Sydney at the time was well done and interesting, it help set the scene for the whole book. You become attached to the characters especially Nick and Rachel. Looking forward to the next book to see what happens to the all of them. The ending was a big surprise and leaves you wanting for more. Great first novel. 

Jenny, Central Coast, New South Wales Australia, ♦♦♦♦

I won this as a giveaway. I absolutely loved it. I loved the plot twists. I loved how he named places around Sydney that I knew and understood. I couldn’t put it down.


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Oct 05, 2016 Veronica, ♦♦♦

Inspector Ainsworth chases Susan Burchett, a con artist and suspected murderer, from Australia to Zurich in this cosy murder mystery where the criminals always seem to stay just one step ahead o the law.
Deception is the second novel in the Inspector Ainsworth mystery series and although the main story moves away from the character of Nick Kenby it would still be beneficial to read “ Inheritance” to get the backstory.
Deception is a passive, plot driven story. Mifsud has included his usual colourful cast of characters imbued with good manners and generosity and I found even the criminals were hard to dislike.
Set in the 1960’s, real events around Sydney have been included to give a sense of time and place.
There are plenty of turns throughout and as the story nears its end the mystery ramps up and I became more and more intrigued. I think it will be hard for even seasoned mystery readers to guess the final twist.
I received and uncorrected proof copy from the author and I have chosen to write a review.

Apr 25, 2017 Colin Rodgers, ♦♦♦♦

I recently took the time to re-read two books by Angelo Mifsud, his debut novel “Inheritance” and the sequel “Deception”. To someone like me , who grew up in Sydney in the 60s, the setting is familiar and interesting. You don’t need to know Sydney however, to enjoy these stories; the plots are inventive and clever, the pace never flags, and the author’s attention to detail is top class
A bonus is that the sequel is even better than the original.
Go ahead, get hold of these two and give yourself a I recently took the time to re-read two books by Angelo Mifsud, his debut novel “Inheritance” and the sequel “Deception”. To someone like me , who grew up in Sydney in the 60s, the setting is familiar and interesting. You don’t need to know Sydney however, to enjoy these stories; the plots are inventive and clever, the pace never flags, and the author’s attention to detail is top class
A bonus is that the sequel is even better than the original.
Go ahead, get hold of these two and give yourself a treat.


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Angelo Mifsud (1946) Maltese born immigrated to Australia at the age of four. He grew up in the inner suburbs of Sydney Australia and after a working career in private enterprise, Australian military, the Australian public service, and as a consultant. He retired to write full time. He has published works in non-fiction and fiction. Mystery/suspense novels with stories based on history focusing on everyday lives. Index reference for two international Bonsai Magazines. View all posts by Angelo Mifsud