Ambitious Scotland backyard detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons hears approximately his most modern case---the loss of life of a middle-aged widower in Chipping Chedding, a small city within the English Cotswolds---and cannot think his sturdy luck. His ally, filthy rich man-about-town Phillip Bethancourt, simply so occurs to be in Chipping Chedding already, accompanying his version female friend on a way shoot on a rustic estate. considering Phillip has helped Jack on various events, indulging his curiosity in an excellent secret by means of helping Jack in his investigations, it truly is usual for him to aid them work out what occurred to Charlie Bingham.
Though at the start Bingham's dying appears to be like to were twist of fate, tracing his events at the night of his dying proves to be more challenging for Jack and Phillip than they anticipated, and so they start to suspect foul play. it kind of feels Bingham was once going to go to his girlfriend--but nobody within the village, from the vicar to Charlie's chess associate (and Phillip's far away cousin) to Charlie's associates, is familiar with who she is. And while it seems that Bingham was once in truth a truly filthy rich businessman who concealed his huge, immense wealth from each person round him, suspects start to pop up, together with his estranged daughter, who was once in London at the night in query, and an unhappy business associate who has no alibi.
Cassandra Chan indicates her mastery of the normal English secret during this moment fascinating novel to add the investigative duo of Gibbons and Bethancourt, a modern day Peter Wimsey.