Lazarus Tree

Nasty things have been happening in the ancient Devonshire village of Medmelton: the vicious murder of a visiting poet, followed by a disturbing sequence of events connected to the legendary Lazarus tree in the churchyard. Maltravers is invited to the village by a friend worried that his stepdaughter might be involved. The task of getting to the truth is made harder by the hostility of the villagers, hostility which intensifies as Maltravers uncovers secrets best left hidden…The Lazarus Tree is a taut, menacing murder mystery from an award-winning master of the classic detective novel.