For seventeen years, the Cambridgeshire hamlet of Jude's Ferry has lain abandoned, requisitioned by the Government for military training.
In its thousand-year-old history, it had been famous for one thing - never having recorded a single crime.
But when local reporter Philip Dryden joins the Territorial Army on exercise in the empty village, its spotless history is literally blown apart.
For the TA's shells reveal a hidden cellar beneath the old pub. And inside the cellar hangs a skeleton, a noose around its neck . . . Two days later, a man is pulled from the reeds in the river near Ely - he has no idea who he is or how he got there.
But he knows the words 'Jude's Ferry' are important, and he knows he is afraid...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/09/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780141027494