Book Two of the Utterly Crime Series

A Suffolk-based crime novel in which three apprentice carpenters face stray bullets, a macabre discovery while red diesel fuel gangs stalk the Suffolk countryside.

Chrissie, Nick and Matt are apprentice carpenters from a fictional Utterly Academy in Stowmarket. Relationships develop in unexpected directions, while old scores are settled by murder. Inspector Clive Merry, illegal fuel gangs, a Vespa scooter, a canary yellow car, and a mysterious medallion add to the action culminating in a huge fire in Hadleigh on Guy Fawkes Night.

Reviewers say …

‘A first-class sequel. The action is well paced and continues without let up. The character development is good and leaves you wanting to know how the three carpentry students next adventure will fare. A very enjoyable, easy read, great for relaxing. The authors knowledge of rural Suffolk clearly shows in the detailed location descriptions. The prose style is light and humorous. More balanced than the first book. Roll on the next – Saga’ (

‘If you’re after a violent crime novel then buy Martina Cole instead. This novel is a gentle read without resort to graphic violence, sex or bad language. I can see it and others in the series as a TV series in the “Rosemary & Thyme” genre. I’m looking forward to the next episode – Davey W’ (