Illegal fuel gangs, murder, stray bullets, and a macabre discovery catapult three apprentice carpenters into action as old scores are settled around them. Throw a Vespa scooter, a canary yellow car, a mysterious medallion, and hints of romance into the mix, and you have another witty tale from Pauline Manders. The heady events culminate in a blazing Guy Fawkes evening.
Once again, Pauline Manders sets her crime novel in the Suffolk countryside, now suffused with the colors and sounds of autumn. The action moves between Bury St. Edmunds and Stowmarket, Woolpit and Hadleigh, Needham Market and Wattisham.
Main characters previously encountered in Utterly Explosive return, and DI Clive Merry becomes established. This is the second book in the Utterly Crime Series, but can be listened to as a stand-alone.