On the outskirts of a small English town, young Arnie discovers the body of a middle-aged man in the woods.
Three people are convinced they are responsible for the death: the captain thinks he accidentally shot the man while hunting rabbits; the local spinster thinks she may have done more damage than she intended when she hit him with her shoe - and Arnie's mother, most damningly of all, reveals that it might have been her too.
The police are called in to investigate but meanwhile artist Sam Marlowe becomes a good-natured sleuth, helping the townspeople to bury, dig up, and rebury the corpse in an effort to evade the authorities and discover the truth about Harry.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 28/10/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780749014629