By C. C. Benison
Father Tom Christmas strikes to the picturesque English hamlet of Thornford Regis to develop into its new vicar and to hunt a relaxed haven. yet contained in the empty village corridor, the massive jap o-daiko drum that’s featured within the may well Fayre festivities has been viciously sliced open—and curled up within is the bludgeoned physique of Sybella Parry, the daughter of the choir director. figuring out this village isn't the safe haven he’d was hoping for, Father Tom involves a tense end: Sybella’s killer has to be one among his parishioners. not anyone is above suspicion—not Sebastian John, the deeply reserved verger, nor Mitsuko Drewe, an area artist, nor Colonel Northmore, survivor of a global battle II criminal camp. And over all hangs the long-unsolved secret of a unexpected disappearance, person who introduced Father Tom to this picture-perfect position to live—or die.