Book Seven of the Utterly Crime Series

A Suffolk-based crime novel in which dust clouds combust with explosive force and the past springs up to strike.

Chrissie is under pressure with her carpentry business as Christmas approaches. When told by DI Clive Merry not to meddle in his cases, she struggles to curb her curiosity. Along with old friends Chris and Matt, she is drawn into a whirlpool of stalkers and shadows from the past. A body is found near a golf course and another discovered in a water-logged ditch. Tension racks up against the backdrop of ancient woodland and a search for vintage gifts. The action moves from Bury St Edmunds to Woolpit, Stowmarket to Ipswich, and Onehouse to Framlingham.[/text_output][text_output]

Reviewers say …

‘The three friends continue to find murder, intrigue and deceit in rural Suffolk. A fast paced read with a different format to the previous novels. An interesting change in direction by the author. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and can recommend you try it! – Saga’ (

‘Another enjoyable book in the Utterly series. A pacy read with a well-developed plot and likable characters that keep you guessing right up to the end. It seems Suffolk is not so sleepy after all. We look forward to the next book – Fred & Jan’ (

‘Another in the series of Utterly books and as always, a very good, easy read. The plot is easy to follow but leaves you guessing right up until the end. This is probably the best so far. Can’t wait for the next one. Ideal Christmas present – Davy W’ (

‘The 7th in the Utterly series, and I think the best so far. As always, the plot is interesting, the author demonstrates a deep knowledge of carpentry and computer skills, as well as the unexpected and unusual causes of death that surround us (Something common to many of her books). I certainly recommend this to anyone who likes a murder in the English countryside – Nicholas C’ (