'A gifted and knowledgeable writer . . . engaging and readable' Financial Times
After a third murder within six months, the residents of Thanebury village now live in fear. Despite her local reputation for solving mysteries, crime writer Melissa Craig has no intention of getting involved - until a fourth victim turns up in her own village of Upper Benbury.
As Melissa hunts for clues, a fifth murder occurs, and it becomes clear that at least one very disturbed mind is at work . . .
'All the best ingredients of English crime . . . a novel of sharp insights' Cotswold Life
Betty Rowlands won the Sunday Express/Veuve Clicquot Crime Short Story of the Year Competition in 1988, and her success continued with the publication of eleven acclaimed Melissa Craig mysteries and her Sukey Reynolds series. She is an active member of the Crime Writers' Association and regularly gives talks and readings, runs workshops and serves on panels at crime writers' conventions. She lives in the heart of the Cotswolds, where her Melissa Craig mysteries are set, and has three grown-up children and four grandchildren.