Detective Inspector Montague Pluke, of CID, is England's most superstitious police officer.
With crime at its lowest level for years, he decides to conduct a cold-case review.
But there are no major unsolved crimes so, alerted by his wife, Millicent, to a large number of recent deaths - all attributed to natural causes - his expert knowledge of superstitions and folklore lead him to identify areas of suspicion sufficient to justify re-opening a case.
Could an undetected mass-murderer be operating in Crickledale? His inquiries reveal that many of the deceased had been attended by Crickledale Voluntary Carers and he quickly produces a list of possible suspects.
Indeed, the entire team of carers falls under suspicion - and Detective Inspector Pluke's wife, Millicent, is one of them.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/08/2014
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780719813658