“Did you know there’s a body under your patio, missus?”
For twenty-five years, a deadly secret has been lurking beneath the patio of a house in Great Yeldham, until the new owner of the house does some renovations and discovers the skeleton of a young man. Then another unidentified body is found on the Essex mudflats and a yacht seen nearby the night before turns out to belong to Robert Forman, the son of the previous owner of the Great Yeldham. But Forman is murdered before the police can question him. Will Millson and Scobie find the only living witness left before the killer does?
6th in the 1990s DCI Millson & DS Scobie British police procedural series set in fictional Tanniford (real life Wivenhoe) in Essex.