After a young girl is murdered in the woods, DCI Callum West faces the monumental task of identifying the killer from a host of colourful characters in the village of Cragsbury, a task that becomes ever more urgent as bodies begin to mount.
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A new land, a new time . . .To protect his people from a great evil, Merrick Mac Lochlainn, newly crowned high chieftain of his clan, must travel forward in time nearly 1,000 years. But when he awakens in nineteenth-century England, he has no memory of his mission to save his race, nor can he recognize Jenny Keating, the spirited young beauty who…
Who is the killer? Ambitious young excitement-seeking rookie postman John Barlow, who has a habit of opening people's mail? Local gossip collector Tom Brookes? Teacher Phillip Jenkins, who has an attraction to his female pupils? Accountant Dennis Smith, who hides an age-old secret? Successful builder David Smith, who hides a secret of his own? High-flying local Member of Parliament Steven Butterfield, who knows a scandal could ruin his career? Pub landlord Bill Carter or his chef Jon Geddes, who both know a lot of dodgy geezers? Car dealer and wide boy Tom Benson? Clothes shop owner Robert Jackson, who hides a secret affair? Or perhaps Bill Francis, a figure shrouded in mystery?
The clues are there, but there are a few red herrings too. The solution will test the cognitive powers of the most avid problem solvers.