Synopses & Reviews
Coroner Martha Gunn is baffled by the discovery of an unidentified body in the ruins of a local beauty spot.
On a bright spring morning, John Hyde opens the gates to the grounds of Moreton Corbet Castle, a local medieval ruin, and discovers the body of a homeless man with his throat slashed.
Detective Inspector Alex Randall and his team soon face some disturbing questions: was this a random attack, or does someone have a vendetta against the homeless? For coroner Martha Gunn, establishing the man's identity is essential, but there are no clues . . . Who is he? What was he doing in the grounds of a Shropshire beauty spot?
As the mystery deepens, the need for answers becomes increasingly important. Can Martha and Alex solve the puzzle?
"Early in Masters's gripping sixth Martha Gunn mystery (after 2014's The Devil's Chair), the gatekeeper at Moreton Corbet Castle, an English Heritage site in Shropshire, discovers while inspecting the castle's grounds a homeless man with his throat slashed. Det. Insp. Alex Randall leads the investigation in a most baffling murder case, while coroner Martha plays a subsidiary role. The few clues make identifying the victim unusually difficult. More questions arise once the police learn that he was a nice guy, polite and well-spoken, with no history of drug or alcohol abuse. How did he fall so completely off the grid? Alex becomes as eager to understand what motivated the dead man to abandon his respectable life as he is to catch the man's killer. The intricate plot slowly builds momentum until reaching a surprising resolution. Details that hint at future developments for several characters will leave readers eager for the next installment." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Details that hint at future developments for several characters will leave readers eager for the next instalment" Publishers Weekly
Coroner Martha Gunn and Detective Inspector Alex Randall search for answers to some disturbing questions when the body of a homeless man with his throat slashed is discovered in the ruins of Moreton Corbet Castle. Can they find out his identity and solve the puzzle?
About the Author
Priscilla Masters is the author of the successful 'Martha Gunn' series, as well as the 'Joanna Piercy' novels and a series of medical mysteries. She lives near the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, works part-time as a respiratory nurse in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and has two grown-up sons and one grandson.