Thea Osborne is determined to avoid trouble during her latest commission house-sitting in the pretty Cotswold village of Daglingworth. Anticipating a relaxing two weeks spent looking after an old corgi and a hibernating tortoise, spiced with phone calls to boyfriend Drew Slocombe, Thea settles down quite contentedly - for about half a day. Until, that is, a dead body is discovered in a nearby quarry.
Having encountered a group of environmental activists, Thea suspects the death might be a backlash from angry residents against their radical ways. And while she can empathise with the activists' views against wind farms, badger culls and building developments, Thea's not so sure about their violent methods. As real tensions begin to unravel, even Thea, a seasoned crime-solver, is surprised by the truth...
"A compulsive series of rural adventures ... Well-paced mystery with plenty of quirks and plot twists".-- Good Book Guide
"An excellent latest caper for Thea in this much-loved and very well-written series".-- Booksmonthly
"One of the most intelligent and thought provoking of today's crime writers".-- Mystery Women