Called to the peaceful churchyard of St-John's-at-Hampstead, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces one of the most audacious murders of his career, leading him to Cambridge, where both Josephine Tey and Archie's previous lover, Bridget, have settled down together.
It is uncovered that there has been a series of vicious attacks against women in town, spreading fear in the community. Archie and Josephine must race to stop another attack in this beautifully written, intricately plotted mystery.
"Historical crime fiction at its very best." (
"For fans of period British crime fiction, this...delivers deft plotting and evocations of the era through charming descriptions." ( Library Journal on London Rain)
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Excellent addition to the series
Gessed the murder from near the start but do not care