The Steampunk Murder is the next book in the Carmichael series of Murder Mystery novels. When the body of Kendal Michelson, a leading light in the local Steampunk movement, is found on a popular seaside beach impaled by his own sword, the querulous Inspector Carmichael is reluctantly drawn into the curious and unfamiliar world of Steampunk. This fast-moving whodunnit, based in the North West of England, sees McFadyen's detective team pit their wits in one of their most taxing cases yet. Who killed Kendal Michelson? Do any of his seemingly-close friends or ex-partners know more than they are telling? And what about Kendal's father. Can the self-made confectionery millionaire give Carmichael a clue to help solve the mystery of his son's death?
As Carmichael and his loyal team seek answers to these questions and the body-count rises, it's clear that all is not quite how it appeared in the life of Kendal Michelson and his so-called friends.
Ian McFadyen lives in Bishops Stortford, Herts and has published 6 books in the crime series so far McFadyen has built up a strong following and is particularly well supported by library borrowers - being positioned in the top 10% of most loaned authors in the last two years. Favourably mentioned alongside Wilkie Collins and Colin Dexter, McFadyen's titles are all available in paperback and on kindle.