Albert Campion investigates the death of a former school-fellow several months after attending his funeral
Albert Campion is summoned to the village of Kepesake to investigate a particularly distasteful death. The body turns out to be that of Pig Peters, freshly killed five months after his own funeral. Soon other corpses start to turn up, just as Peters's body goes missing. It takes all Campion's coolly incisive powers of detection to unravel the crime.
* 'Allingham has that rare gift in a novelist, the creation of characters so rich and so real that they stay with the reader forever - Sara Paretsky