It is December and Mrs Bradley has left London behind for a relaxing visit to the Oxfordshire countryside.
Then, on Christmas Eve, a local solicitor is found dead by a river. Everyone believes that he suffered a heart attack – but Mrs Bradley is suspicious, and is soon investigating a series of disturbing clues.
As the frost thaws and spring begins, the inimitable detective must work fast if she is to protect the people close to her from a resourceful killer…
‘Mitchell is the equal of Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie’ – Independent
“…one of the half-dozen best detective writers in this country” Nicholas Blake
“…another leading lady of English detection scarcely less senior [than Agatha Christie]” Times Literary Supplement