9 March 2015.
Where do you hide a body? On a battlefield. This suggestion is carried through in this book with the discovery of a body on the first night of the London Blitz - the body is seen by 2 detectives but before they can get it to the pathologist a bomb eliminates the body in the van in which it was found. Detective Inspector John Jago is in charge of the case and he can carry on his investigation since he was able to identify the corpse - he saw the man's identity card and recognised him as a local JP, Charles Villiers. Villiers was an unpleasant personality and even his wife and son are relatively unmoved by his death.