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The Sterling Affair

(The Forensic Genealogist #8)



When an unannounced stranger comes calling at Morton Farrier’s front door, he finds himself faced with the most intriguing and confounding case of his career to-date as a forensic genealogist. He agrees to accept the contract to identify a man who had been secretly living under the name of his new client’s long-deceased brother. Morton must use his range of resources and research skills to help him deconstruct this mysterious man’s life, ultimately leading him back into the murky world of 1950s international affairs of state. Meanwhile, Morton is faced with his own alarmingly close DNA match which itself comes with far-reaching implications for the Farriers.​

Praise for The Sterling Affair

‘If you love a whodunnit, The Sterling Affair is sure to grab your curiosity, and if you enjoy family history, you’ll relish the read all the more’

Family History magazine


‘The events of the book are as much of a roller-coaster ride for Morton as they are for the reader. If you’re an avid reader of Nathan Dylan Goodwin’s books, you won’t need to be convinced to buy this latest instalment in the Forensic Genealogist series - but if you're not, now’s the time to start, because The Sterling Affair is a real cracker!’



‘If you like mystery or thriller books, enhanced by a convincing backdrop of family history research, then this one will appeal to you’

Waltham Forest FHS


‘Nathan Dylan Goodwin delves into a world of intrigue, espionage and duplicity

and consequently, provides the reader with a cracking book to immerse oneself

in when seeking a moment of literary escapism. The author’s usual meticulous research techniques are outstanding and become evident in this story’

East Yorkshire FHS


‘The Sterling Affair is another superb adaptation of real-life mysteries. The author's talent for intertwining actual history with the world of genealogy is unsurpassed. Not only are you immersed in mystery, you become more cognizant of actual war time drama.  This latest genealogical mystery is truly a Sterling Affair not to be missed!’

The Baytown Genealogy Society


‘The Sterling Affair is an enthralling story with many twists and turns, which keeps one glued to the book until the very end’

Cardiganshire FHS

Research and photos for The Sterling Affair

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Locations used in The Sterling Affair

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