(From the publisher):
Life has not been easy on twelve-year-old Tammy Franklin. In the past two years she's learnt too much about death, too quickly. Twenty months ago she lost her mother to a long, lingering illness and now the body of the woman her father married in a misguided attempt to replace his wife has been found in a railway embankment adjacent to the Franklin farm. And this time the death is murder - Sonia Franklin has been stabbed.
As Superintendent Markby, one of the first on the scene, knows only too well, Tammy also stands to have her father taken from her. For Hugh Franklin, whose second marriage was clearly not happy and who, strangely, had failed to notify the police of his wife's disappearance, is suspect number one in the mind of Inspector Pearce, to whom Markby is determined to delegate the case. But as the investigation continues it becomes apparent that Markby cannot distance himself from it as much as he would like, not least because his girlfriend Meredith happens to know Tammy Franklin's teacher, Jane, who is vehemently convinced of Hugh's innocence. And because for reasons of their own some key witnesses are not revealing quite the whole truth the case is destined to be far more complex than Markby ever envisaged...
Original title: Beneath These Stones
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ General