The death of a young artist leaves Gently desperately piecing together the portrait of a murderer.
When artist Shirley Johnson is murdered and her body dumped outside a provincial police headquarters, Gently is despatched from London to Northshire to take over the investigation. The prime suspect appears to be the woman's husband, a former bomber pilot with a guilty secret, but the other members of the woman's art group also have strong views about her and her controversial final painting - Dark Destroyer. With so many suspects to consider, Gently must get to the bottom of the mystery before the murderer manages to slip through his fingers.
Praise for Alan Hunter's Gently books:
'It is always a pleasure to look forward to another Gently book by Alan Hunter ...' Police Review