Synopses & Reviews
In a village plagued by missing pets, Scotland Yard's Richard Jury and sidekick Melrose Plant face the worst of human nature when a chilling old crime leads them to a brand new way to die.
"Charm and energy...A brilliantly interwoven multiple narrative."—Time
"[A] witty and deeply moving drama...Readers will feel its impact for a long time."—Publishers Weekly
"Read one of [her novels] and you'll want to read them all."—Chicago Tribune
"One of the most fascinating mystery writers today."—Houston Chronicle
All roads don't lead to the village of Ashdown Dean. The one that did led writer Polly Praed right to the police station... to be questioned about a corpse. Poor Polly admitted to opening the phone booth door, but the dead woman had fallen out quite on her own. Now Polly needed to phone again - to call Melrose Plant and Scotland Yard's Richard Jury for help. For something was rotten in Ashdown Dean. Pets were missing. Some had been found dead.