Readers of A Patch of Nettles will welcome this second adventure in the fictional Dorset village of Yembury, a socially divided village where tensions often run high. New characters join the village and some of the survivors from the first novel take centre stage. The sexual adventurer India Flynt-Harbidge reappears and her casual adultery contrasts with two genuine love affairs in this story. Another unpredictable murder baffles the local police. Will they solve the crime? Will the murderer escape prosecution? Read on to discover the answer in this blackly humorous novel of English country life.