"Could you trust the word of a stranger?"
"Could you trust yourself?"
Life was on an even keel for two well-to-do English families. But all that quickly changed with the chance discovery of a cryptic declaration penned to the reverse of an old lithograph print hanging on a wall. Three generations earlier, a peculiar winner-takes-all contract had been signed in rivalry by their two competing great grandfathers. Lying unresolved for decades, it maintains a legal legitimacy. And so the chase is on to track down the very article which could either safeguard their futures ... or compel them to hand over EVERYTHING that they own.
The Bainbridge Diaries is a series of golf themed legal mysteries; the pivotal characters being solicitors Edward & Maurice Bainbridge. Edward practiced throughout the 1920’s, 30’s & 40’s from a small office in Stratford upon Avon, England. His grandson, Maurice, runs the Practice today.
An increasing number of odd occurrences are forcing Maurice to both discover and consult his grandfather’s diaries. Unresolved past events are beginning to surface, and each is having an unsuspected legal consequence in the present.
Blending golfing nostalgia with good old fashioned intrigue, with a reliance being placed on detailed accounts contained within The Bainbridge Diaries, Maurice and Edward combine forces, managing to work in partnership despite the latter having long since departed this world.
‘The Nine Tenths Rule’ is the compelling series opener.