By David Whellams
Introducing veteran Scotland backyard leader Inspector Peter Cammon, this novel reveals Cammon visiting to the Jurassic Coast to resolve a doubtless usual family crime. before everything look, the wrongdoer appears to be like to have murdered his spouse prior to drowning within the English Channel, yet Cammon quickly learns that his case is simply a sideshow. A broader sequence of murders has been unfolding alongside the cliffs, baffling the neighborhood police."--
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