The 10th novel in the popular Fethering mysteries featuring Carole and Jude following from Blood at the Bookies.
What's your poison? Fethering residents, Jude and Carole, get more than they bargained for when a lunchtime meal in their local pub leaves everyone with food poisoning. The landlord is horrified and when a series of disasters start to befall his business it looks like it could be the end of the road for the Crown and Anchor.
Left with a bad taste in their mouths - and not just from the food - the two amateur lady detectives wonder if it might just be more than a run of bad luck, which is forcing their favourite pub into bankruptcy.
When Ray, a young man with the mental age of a five year old, is found in the kitchen of the pub with a knife through his heart - Carole and Jude swing into action. There's a killer on the loose in Fethering and Carole and Jude need to uncover who it is before it's last orders for the pub - and themselves.
©2009 Simon Brett (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd