"Perfect for a summer’s afternoon read in the garden."
It is 1953, not too long since the war ended, and intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth has been sent to sleepy Selchester for an apparently quiet and boring assignment. He is billeted in Selchester Castle which was the site of the mysterious disappearance of the Earl seven years previously. The castle is being looked after by the earl's niece, Freya Wryton with the help of one or two long serving servants.
When a skeleton is discovered under the flagstones of the Old Chapel, old suspicions and new are rife. Hugo's old profession definitely has a finger in the pie and it takes some spirited investigation from Hugo and Freya to discover the truth.