The Second World War is drawing to a close. Nicholas Vaughan, released from the army after an accident, takes refuge in Devon renting a thatched cottage in the beautiful countryside at Mallory Fitzjohn. Hard work and rural peace seem to make this a happy bachelor life.
On a nearby farm lives the bored, flirtatious June St Cyres, an exile from London while her husband is a Japanese POW. June’s presence attracts fashionable visitors of dubious character and threatens to spoil Vaughan’s prized seclusion.
When Little Thatch is destroyed in a blaze, all Vaughan’s work goes up in smoke, and Inspector Macdonald is drafted in to uncover a motive for murder.
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Excellent in every way
Beautifully written, with an intriguing and very unusual plot. This is inot in any way one of those mystery novels that follow a certain scheme. on the contrary, it impresses by its originality. It is not a very happy book, though. If you are looking for novels where all goes well and only the bad guys get hurt, Lorac may generally not be your author of choice. On the other hand, the full palette of destinies and emotions that she serves the reader is very touching. it is wonderful to listen to a really good writer.