Quiet as the grave, the village of Fawcett Green is no place for a vacantly pretty, vividly blonde, and terribly bored young wife. So when Simone Hollingsworth misses bell-ringing practice-her latest effort to find something to do-no one is surprised. In fact, if old Mrs. Moffet, her neighbor, didn't eventually report her disappearance to Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, the fact that Simone had vanished might have gone unrecorded. But even Barnaby isn't concerned-until a body is found.
Soon Inspector Barnaby is uncovering the passionate entanglements beneath the placid surface of Fawcett Green-and perhaps making the worst mistake of his career. Now, if he misconstrues the clue buried in Simone's garden-and a subtlety of human behavior his experienced eye should spot-a wicked killer may go free...
Original title: Faithful Unto Death
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural