""...will appeal to those who enjoy a good old-fashioned murder mystery. ""
Owner of a literary magazine and literary critic, Athol Sefton takes his nephew, Charles (himself a critic) to the Duck and Dog hunting inn at Dunbavin for the annual duck shoot. Athol, being one to make his own rules is out the day before the season starts, but becomes the target and is quickly killed by a gunshot to the chest. All the guests at the remote inn which is full due to the duck season appear to have no relation to the critic who was world-renowned for his scathing reviews. Was it one of the guests staying at the inn under the pretence of shooting ducks, or were they staying for a more sinister reason? To begin with, the authorities take the view it was all a dreadful accident, but Charles is determined to get to the truth of it all – even if nobody else believes him.