The Last Convert

By Bea Schirmer

Crime & mystery, Thriller | eBook


In human psychology, The HemiHelix Effect is the individual’s realisation that one has the ability to double back on oneself, whatever the circumstances. Lukas Novak’s life has just taken a turn for the worst. His wife wants a divorce and Lukas has had enough of being the underdog. He promises himself to start over. There is just the matter of the death of his old family friend Tibor, and his funeral to be taken care of. But all is not as it seems at Fairhaven care home, Tibor’s last residence. With ten deaths in just as many weeks, superstitious inmate O’Daniel smells a rat. Lukas asks questions but is sidetracked by Fairhaven’s mysterious councillor Eda Enigma, who believes in the transference of spirits. Desperately seeking resolution in his own life and curious about her methods at Fairhaven, Lukas enlists for a course of counseling. Days later, his research into a mysterious book with a call to invite his "Guardian Angel” into his life stretches Lukas’s own sanity to its edge...


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In human psychology, The HemiHelix Effect is the individual’s realisation that one has the ability to double back on oneself, whatever the circumstances. Lukas Novak’s life has just taken a turn for the worst. His wife wants a divorce and Lukas has had enough of being the underdog. He promises himself to start over. There is just the matter of the death of his old family friend Tibor, and his funeral to be taken care of. But all is not as it seems at Fairhaven care home, Tibor’s last residence. With ten deaths in just as many weeks, superstitious inmate O’Daniel smells a rat. Lukas asks questions but is sidetracked by Fairhaven’s mysterious councillor Eda Enigma, who believes in the transference of spirits. Desperately seeking resolution in his own life and curious about her method...


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Bea Schirmer is an author, composer & professional double bass player with one of the oldest UK symphony orchestras. Born in Hannover/Germany she came to the UK to study with Duncan McTier at the RNCM & subsequently joined the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester. She is very active in the Hallé's multifaceted education programme, as a workshop leader & a composer both for the orchestra & the Hallé's progressive new music ensemble, ALEAtronic (www.aleatronic.com). With ALEAtronic Bea has released the album 'First Take'. Her solo efforts can be heard on Marbelious's album 'Almost Yours'. She runs her own music production company, CoreSounds Productions (www.coresoundsproductions.com). Bea is a prize winner of the UK songwriting competition. She has also been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society's inaugural 'Salomon Prize' for outstanding services to the orchestra & in particular for her work on 'Clowne - Back To The Future', a multi-generational film composition project in the town of Clowne. In 2015 Bea released her debut novel 'Match Games' & formed her publishing company 'Kinder Press'. 'Match Games' is part of a series of novels called 'The HemiHelix Effect'. (In human psychology The HemiHelix Effect is the individual's realisation that one has the ability to double back on oneself, whatever the circumstances)


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Bea Schirmer is an author, composer & professional double bass player with one of the oldest UK symphony orchestras. Born in Hannover/Germany she came to the UK to study with Duncan McTier at the RNCM & subsequently joined the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester. She is very active in the Hallé's multifaceted education programme, as a workshop leader & a composer both for the orchestra & the Hallé's pr...


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