(From the publisher):
A ravaged, cratered wood, a man in uniform long dead - this is not a World War One battlefield, but Wanford House, a pharmaceutical research centre.
Away to the south, Peter Pascoe is attending his grandmother's funeral, and scattering her ashes leads him too into war-ravaged woods in search of his great-grandfather who fought and died in the Passchendaele campaign.
Seeing the wood for the trees is a problem for Andy Dalziel and Edgar Wield, the latter in his investigation into the bones found at Wanford House, and the former in his involvement with an animal rights activist, despite her possible complicity in a murderous assault and her appalling taste in whisky.
The Wood Beyond presents a cast of fascinating characters and a mind-bending puzzle, leading us to the wild side of the pastoral, through fields where nothing may safely graze, into woods where no bird dares sing...
Original title: The Wood Beyond
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural