Book Nine in the Utterly Crime Series
A Suffolk-based crime novel set in 2014.
On Maundy Thursday 2014, DI Clive Merry is called to a man found whith his head submerged in a moat about to be dredged near Eye. Could something with a name as harmless as laughing gas be the murder weapon?
The killer moves like a shadow as old friends Chrissie, Nick and Matt welcome a relocated carpentry apprentice. But the repair of an old apothecary box leads to unexpected consequences. Suspicions are cemented when the Dunwich Jewel, a 9th century aestel, hits the headlines as undeclared treasure for sale.
The action moves between a moated farmhouse near Eye and Needham Market; Bury St Edmunds and Woolpit; Stowmarket, Elmsett and Sudbury.
This is the ninth book in the Utterly Crime Series, but can be read as a standalone.