Cleverly plotted, could seemingly unrelated events be connected? As Kate investigates she recalls what was put down to an accidental shooting at the start of the grouse season a few weeks back, and begins to wonder if there could be a tie up. The more she delves, the more convoluted and sinister do matters appear. Can Kate untangle the complex threads and get to the truth?
The story is told by Kate in the first person, and by third person narratives from Kate’s assistant Sykes and Deirdre Fitzpatrick. Whilst Frances Brody has weaved an intriguing set of events for the reader to unravel, much of the pleasure in the book is in the period in which it is set, and which the author portrays brilliantly. The story also highlights the difficulty of the divorce laws of the time.
Earlier books in the series are, Dying in the Wool, A Medal For Murder and Murder in the Afternoon.