Just when Sophie Sayers is starting to feel at home in the Cotswold village of Wendlebury Barrow, a fierce new vicar arrives, quickly offending her and everyone else he meets.
Banning the villagers’ Halloween celebrations seems the last straw, particularly when instead he revives the old English Guy Fawkes’ tradition with a bonfire piled high with sinister effigies.
And what dark secret is he hiding about her boss, the beguiling bookseller, Hector Munro? Whose body is that outside the village bookshop? Not to mention the one buried beneath the vicar’s bonfire.
Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin.
Previously published by Debbie Young as Trick or Murder?