Lois Meade is back...Lois Meade's daughter was admittedly considering leaving her partner, Rob - but she never expected him to be found badly beaten and left for dead in a roadside ditch. When Rob tragically dies from his injuries without regaining consciousness, Inspector Cowgill has a murder investigation on his hands, and once again he engages the assistance of the woman he respects above all others: Lois. Suspicion quickly falls on the travelling gypsies who are camped out on Alf Smith's property. There is strong prejudice among many in the village, who consider the gypsies no better than tramps and thieves. Lois must follow a twisted path - that leads to arson, local delinquents, secret assignations, and blackmail - before she can discover who's been tinkering with the truth.
Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 21 mm
"* "Spot-on observations of working-class village life" Publishers Weekly on Warning at One "Thoroughly enjoyable" Booklist on Warning at One "A real page turner" Kirkus Reviews on Secrets on Saturday "The indomitable Lois is something of an updated Miss Marple" Booklist on Secrets on Saturday "A fine series that just keeps getting better - a must for British cozy fans" Booklist on Fear on Friday "Clever, engaging, and suspenseful, this is Purser's best Lois Mead adventure yet. Recommend it heartily to all village cozy fans" Booklist on Theft on Thursday"