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A Restless Evil (Mitchell & Markby 14): An English village murder mystery of intrigue and suspicion

Ann Granger

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery

In the tense fourteenth mystery featuring Mitchell and Markby, a brutal crime brings dark secrets to the surface in the Cotswold countryside

It sends a shiver down Detective Superintendent Alan Markby's spine when he hears that a rambler has stumbled on human bones in Stovey Woods in the heart of the Cotswolds. Twenty-two years ago, as a fresh-faced young inspector, he had a rare failure in the hunt for a brutal serial rapist preying on local women. After the third rape, the attacker went to ground, never to be heard of again.

Now, with a new investigation prompted by the grisly remains, the trail could be warm once more. But almost at once Markby is confronted with another body and a thoroughly up-to-date murder. Could the two be connected It seems that some of the village residents would be just as happy to let sleeping dogs lie and secrets - both old and new - stay hidden...

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Ann Granger

Ann Granger has lived in cities all over the world, since for many years she worked for the Foreign Office and received postings to British embassies as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. She is now permanently based in Oxfordshire.

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