The very first of Sara Caudwell's humorous and delightful legal mysteries reissued with a brand new cover.
When her personal copy of the current Finance Act is found a few metres away from a body, young barrister Julia Larwood finds herself caught up in a complex fight against the Inland Revenue.
Set to have a vacation away from her home life and the tax man, Julia takes a trip with her art-loving boyfriend. However, all is not what it seems. Could he in fact be an employee of the establishment she has been trying to escape from? And how did her romantic luxurious holiday end in murder?
Without doubt, one of the funniest crime writers - ever!
Witty, clever... an elaborately plotted, very English and charming story. - Publishers Weekly
A finely honed, icily witty gem of detective fiction. - Mystery News