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The Fourth String

I have previewed The Fourth String and it is available now for pre-order at Amazon. It will be released December 18, 2017:…/pro…/B07848BHT2/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

The Fourth String is the final book in Jill Paterson’s “Fitzjohn’s” series and I do believe it is her best. It is an articulate and fast paced murder mystery that pulls the reader in with the first few pages and keeps building interest as more possible suspects are introduced, all with intriguing and conceivable motives. The victim, Crispin Fairchild, the conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, is found lying in a pool of blood in his apartment at the Claremont Hotel by a neighbor who quickly becomes a prime suspect with a surprising motive of her own. Chief Inspector Fitzjohn hones in on his usual eccentric and ever widening investigation with the help of his trusted partner, Sergeant Betts. They leave no stone unturned as they wind down their wide variety of fascinating clues to the unexpected solution of who the real murderer is. Over the course of the series, the author kept a couple of unsavory characters who kept finding irritating ways to disturb Inspector Fitzjohn and she ends this work with perfect solutions and pay back for their constant vexations. The memorable family members and respected associates of Fitzjohn in the series all end up with suitable prospects for the future that leaves the reader fulfilled. Great job Jill! I am eager to read your next work. 

Jill Paterson is best known for her popular Fitzjohn mysteries. The first book in the series, The Celtic Dagger, was published in 2010 by New Holland Publishers after Jill entered the 2008 New Holland Publishers & NSW Writers Centre Genre Fiction Award. Since that time, through Amazon, she has independently published its second edition along with six further books in the series.
Jill has also authored two non-fiction books entitled Self Publishing-Pocket Guide and Writing-Painting A Picture With Words.

Born in Yorkshire, UK, Jill now lives in Australia with her musician husband and bossy cat, Fergus. Her favorite pastimes when not writing are painting and photography.

For more information on the Fitzjohn series, please visit Jill's website at


DMS said...
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DMS said...

Sorry- I had to delete my comment. I mixed up my thoughts. :)

Congratulations to Jill! Wishing her the best of luck. Sounds like a great book and series.

Anna Maria said...

Thanks Jessica, Jill is an accomplished author... and congratulations on your success with your series. I do admire you authors who can write a series of interesting books.