A family reunion and medieval-style murder? Ever so inconvenient. Cosily ensconced in his eighteenth-century Cambridgeshire manor, bestselling mystery writer Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk delights in tormenting his four grown children with threats of disinheritance.
Then he announces his latest blow - he's engaged to Violet, a beautiful widow with a dubious past.
Money-driven panic soon sets in among the backstabbing brood when eldest son and appointed heir, Ruthven, turns up dead in the wine cellar.
Who will win the inheritance sweepstakes? It's a house full of suspicion, greed, vengeful malice - and ample motives for murder.
Can Detective Chief Inspector St. Just nab the killer before another heir lands in the family burial plot?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 05/03/2015
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781472117762