Sleight Malice

Mystery & Thrillers

By Vicki Tyley

Publisher : Patmay Press

ABOUT Vicki Tyley

Vicki Tyley
Born in New Zealand, Vicki Tyley emigrated with her husband to Australia in 1982.

Vicki has travelled extensively, spending a year touring the world before terrorism was an influencing factor. She has lived in the central business districts of large cities, suburbia, idyllic sea More...


SLEIGHT ~ use of dexterity or cunning, especially so as to deceive.
MALICE ~ the intention or desire to do evil; ill will.

One cold Melbourne winter's night a suburban bungalow goes up in flames. Despite their best efforts, firefighters are unable to save the home. When a badly charred body is discovered in the remains, web designer Desley James is devastated. Her best friend, Laura Noble, had been the only one in the house that night - her partner, Ryan Moore, is away in Sydney on business. Then Desley learns the unidentified body is male. But it's not Ryan. He and Laura have disappeared...

Not realising until it's almost too late what some people will do to cover their tracks, Desley teams up with private investigator Fergus Coleman to search for the missing couple.

“Tyley is a master at weaving a complex, multilayered plot.” –BigAl's Books and Pals




“Vicki Tyley is the Australian P.D. James – a writer whose work is a can't miss read.” –American Editor




“In perfect Vicki Tyley fashion, "Sleight Malice" entertains and stuns its readers.” –Lit Fest Magazine




“Suspenseful and intriguing, this book is hard to put down... ” –MotherLode blog