Does local solicitor Brian Willerby have the answer? He seems eager to talk to Wesley but before he can reveal his secret he is found dead during a 'friendly' game of village cricket, apparently struck by a cricket ball several times with some force. If Wesley is looking for a demon bowler, this appears to let out most of the village side. But what is it about Earlsacre Hall that leads people to murder?
"Surprising and satisfying. Another triumph for Kate Ellis." Birmingham Evening Mail.
"Has all the hallmarks of a great detective novel...just the right amount of twists and turns and brutal deaths to keep the reader interested." The Shields Gazette
"The whole combination of setting, rural eccentricities, and intriguing characters works brilliantly." The Bookseller
"A striking return. The author treats the reader to a host of distinctive characters and smoothly blends old and recent crimes. Well researched historical background. Anglophiles will drink up the local colour." US Publishers Weekly