The first book in a new series of murder mysteries set in 1930s England. Each book in the 40 title series will be set in a different county and feature Stephen Sefton, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and his employer, the People's Professor, Swanton Morley. From the author of 'The Bad Book Affair'.
It is 1937 and disillusioned Spanish Civil War veteran Stephen Sefton is stony broke. So when he sees a mysterious advertisement for a job where 'intelligence is essential', he applies. Thus begins Sefton's association with Professor Swanton Morley, an omnivorous intellect. Morley's latest project is a history of traditional England, with a guide to every county. They start in Norfolk, but when the vicar of Blakeney is found hanging from his church's bellrope, Morley and Sefton find themselves drawn into a rather more fiendish plot. Did the Reverend really take his own life, or was it - murder?
Publisher: Fourth Estate