(From the publisher):
Gifford Tate, a well-known Falmouth painter, and Edwin Garland, a local businessman, had been inseparable companions until Tate's death several years ago. Now his paintings are much sought after and each year a work not previously shown is sold at a London gallery.
When Garland dies of a heart attack no one is suspicious - until the evening of the funeral, when his son is shot dead and Chief Superintendent Wycliffe is faced with a seemingly motiveless killing.
Then another relative disappears and the most promising clue Wycliffe has is an artists' pigment called Winsor Blue. He finally identifies the motive behind the crimes - but is it too late to prevent another death?
Original title: Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural