An evening in the pub shouldn't end like this.
But a murder has been committed, and for Dan, the crime is too close for comfort.
The wrong man stands accused, but Dan won't stand by while a friend is blamed. He's determined to solve the mystery, even if it means putting his own safety on the line.
The real murderer must not go unpunished. Justice must be done. But first, Dan will have to untangle a web of deceit - before it's too late.
Join amateur sleuth Dan Corrigan as he tackles his greatest challenge to date.
But make sure you have your wits about you because, in this rural valley, the river runs deep, but the lies run deeper still.
Praise for the first Devonshire Mystery, A Study in Stone (All from independent reviewers):
A tightly written, fascinating mystery. The protagonists are mysterious in their own ways. Their interactions are interesting and realistic. It held my interest and I look forward to more in this series.
How refreshing to find! What's not to love? The pace is faster; the male sleuths are quick-witted, modern, and multidimensional. The setting is English. More please.
It's the characters that really made it work. Dan and Alan are an unlikely pair, having very different personalities, but a shared inability to leave a puzzle unsolved sparks a friendship. I liked their refusal to give up until the mystery was solved.
This was just fun to read from start to finish! I had no idea where it was going, didn't guess the end either.
A quick and light story just right for my mood. I hope for more!
The interaction between Dan and Alan reminded me of the Odd Couple. Their relationship may seem to grate on each other, but they learn that they do indeed make a good detective team! For this alone, I loved the book!
This was a very different story, and well worth reading.