Yembury is an attractive Dorset village which would catch more than a second glance from a visitor, but beneath the seemingly placid surface all is not well. Well-to-do newcomers have purchased all the “character” homes in the neighbourhood and have taken over the running of village affairs. The natives find themselves marginalised and resentful. A pop music festival sponsored by the new owner of the manor proves to be the spark that ignites hostilities. Over a weekend there is a “peasant’s revolt”, a guillotine on the village green, two murders, of which one is unsolved and the other results in the conviction of an innocent man. Does Yembury return to normal? Is justice finally done? All may depend on a young but tenacious Woman Police Detective, Joyce Agate, to find a solution to the Yembury murders.