Book Six of the Utterly Crime Series

A Suffolk-based crime novel in which three former students from Utterly Academy find themselves drawn into a murder and memorabilia scam

As the summer of 2012 draws to a close, the Olympic goodwill sweeping Suffolk can’t last. A brooding menace takes hold of a film production near Stowmarket. Nick, the on-set carpenter is blamed. Chrissie, an old colleague helps out. Matt, a part-time internet people-tracer uncovers networks of deceit. DI Clive Merry discovers that “crush” takes on a whole new meaning for his witnesses. The action moves across the East Anglia from Stowmarket and Diss to Aldeburgh and Orford Ness; Bury St Edmunds to Grundisburgh and Ipswich.

Reviewers say …

‘I think the author “crushed it” with this one. Interesting story and well written. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone – Nicholas’ (

‘This is a faster paced, more convoluted novel than the previous books. Works very well as a stand-alone novel but benefits from previous knowledge of the main characters. I enjoyed the book very much and didn’t want to put it down. Excellent – Saga’ (

‘Best so far with a good story line with plenty of twists in the tale – Davey W’ (

‘Pauline Manders has done it again. Once started, I couldn’t put the book down. Great story-line, mysterious intrigue and good mix of characters. Loved the descriptions of the local area and was impressed by the apparent research into carpentry/antiques, computer knowledge and the world of film sets – Linda’ ([/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]