When four murders take place in a secluded English community, Scottish barrister Rex Graves is called on by an old friend to lend his investigatory expertise. The authorities suspect a shady house agent, but letters written in blood on the bodies tip Rex off to a different kind of killer.
Digging into the past, Rex discovers that the victims were not who they appeared to be. For the first time, he's not up against a lone operator. With his fiancée away on a cruise, Rex must race to solve the murder before she catches him indulging his forbidden crime-solving hobby...or before he becomes the latest victim.
"Satisfying...Smooth prose will keep cozy fans turning the pages."Publishers Weekly
"Nicely mixes procedural detail and village charm and will appeal to fans of Deborah Crombie and Anne Cleeland."Booklist