(From the publisher):
At first Inspector Thanet doesn't know what to make of the murder of an entirely unprepossessing middle-aged spinster in a peaceful Kentish garden. But he soon discovers that she not only had a few startling secrets of her own but had been in an ideal position to ferret out those of other people.
An alcoholic pianist, a wardrobe of disguises, forbidden love affairs - strong and unexpected passions smoulder beneath the surface tranquility of life in Nettleton. Thanet warms to the theme of blackmail but surprises himself when he stumbles upon a rather more bizarre and tragic explanation.
Original title: Six Feet Under
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural