This is the 6th novel in the Utterly Crime series – Suffolk based. Like all the previous books in the series, it stands alone but is also part of a sequence with many of the past characters appearing again.
The plot: As the summer of 2012 draws to a close, the Olympic goodwill sweeping Suffolk can’t last. Murder is in the air. A brooding menace takes hold of a film production near Stowmarket. Lives are put at risk and Nick, the on-set carpenter, is blamed. Chrissie, an old colleague helps out, but she too is struggling with her own responsibilities of taking on a business partnership.
Networks of deceit are uncovered by Matt, a part-time internet people tracer, as a memorabilia scam unfolds. Former students of Utterly Academy come together – one of the four dies. Nick finds himself in the frame again and a murder quickly follows. DI Clive Merry discovers that “crush” can take on a whole new meaning for his witnesses.
The action moves across East Anglia, from Stowmarket and Diss to Aldeburgh and Orford Ness; Bury St Edmunds to Grundisburgh and Ipswich.