Summary

Who hanged the headmaster in the playground on the night of the school Hallowe'en party? Almost everyone in Heppleburn either hated or feared the viper-tongued Harold Medburn.
Inspector Ramsay is convinced it was the headmaster's enigmatic wife, but Jack Robson, school governor and caretaker, is determined to prove her innocence. With the help of his restless, enthusiastic daughter, Patty, Jack digs into the secrets of Heppleburn and uncovers a cesspit - of lies, adultery, blackmail and madness.
©1990 Ann Cleeves (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Flint on 07-09-17

I didn't think I would like this book, but it surprised me.

I enjoyed this book, it took me a long time to get into it and it was hard to keep track of all the characters but it was worth persisting. It's a good story with a number of twists and turns in the plot and interesting characters. I don't think it's as good as her other books, but I would recommend it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By ChrisH on 15-06-17

good story

a good story well read .

I did guess the murder about half way through but still worth listening to the end

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