A collection of 12 short stories of crime, mystery and suspense set on the Costa del Sol, some with a humorous touch, and all with a twist in the tail. The stories involve British ex-pats and holiday makers living or staying on the coast, many of them involving their relationships with the local community. All the stories are set in actual situations, though some of them use fictitious names of villages, rather than their real ones. As an example of this, the bank and village described in “Bank Robbery” actually exists as portrayed in the story, however the name and location of the village are fictional. Many of the events used in the stories are also based on actual incidents, some of which happened to, or were witnessed by myself, but once again the stories no relation to the factual occasion. An example of this is the bar in “The Vine”, where a local English resident was always given, as a wind-up by the barman, hot milk with her tea, not cold as she wanted.