"For more than a century Dowerby had not felt the touch of unnatural death. Now Murder had his wings outstretched over the hamlet!"
When the Rev. Ebenezer Buckle agrees to assist in the local bazaar he little realises that he is about to stumble once more into the world of crime and detection. But when a young woman is found stabbed in the meadow near Dark Copse, the entire village comes under suspicion and Ebenezer will need all his wits about him if he is to succeed in bringing the culprit to justice. But what could possibly have been the motive for this attack on such a popular woman? And could the victim really have foretold her own death...?
Originally published in 1934, this is a classic British murder mystery from the golden age of crime fiction.