'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 burst on to the crime scene by winning the Sunday Express/Veuve Clicquot Crime Short Story of the Year Competition. Her success continued with her nine highly acclaimed Melissa Craig mysteries. She is an active member of the Crime Writers' Association and regularly gives talks and readings and serves on panels in crime writing conventions.