Wynton Lane, with its imposing Victorian houses, is a bastion of respectability. Belfield Grove Estate is not. Belfield Grove harbours families like the infamous Phelans. Led by their foul-mouthed, beer-swilling patriarch, Jack, theyve dabbled in everything from prostitution to racial violence. Now someone has struck back – with a firebomb. Who killed Jack Phelan? Almost everyone has a motive. But the case soon reveals a startling truth: among the horrific Phelans there is a bit more good than anyone might have suspected. And as for the upstanding citizens of Wynton Lane – murder is but one of their crimes.