The plague has returned and fear fills the air as the pestilence claims its first victims in Chesterfield. When the local priest vanishes, John the Carpenter believes the man is simply scared – until he discovers a body left in an empty house.
Charged with finding the murderer by the coroner, John must dig deep into the past to discover who in the present has enough hatred to kill.
A lovely review from the Crime Review site. Read it in full here.
“This is no rip-roaring adventure, more the confused progression of a decent man trying to do his best in circumstances in which he has little control, but it’s a brilliant read and for my money Nickson’s best to date.”