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The Ghost Tree
The Ghost Tree

The Ghost Tree

A Betty Church Mystery

FICTION

496 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: August 2021

ISBN 9781788546454

Rights: US & CA

Head of Zeus (Aug 2021)

Price: $15.95
 
 

Overview

A long buried secret is unearthed in the woods in this pitch-perfect WW2 crime mystery.1914: Sixteen-year-old Etterly, running from something, hides inside the trunk of a tree and disappears. The police search but find no trace. Her family and friends wrack their brains, but come up with nothing. And so slowly life returns to normal. The hole in the tree is boarded up and the village of Sackwater moves on. Only Etterly’s best friend, Betty, clings to hope, insisting she can hear her friend calling for help.1940: A skeleton is discovered buried in the woods. Though most clues have long since decayed, it is wearing the necklace Etterly had on the day she went missing. Long haunted by her friend’s fate, Detective Betty Church is determined to solve the case once and for all.

Reviews

"A nicely complex plot, some genuinely funny moments and some serious observations about the approaching war are balanced by an underlying darkness." Crime Review on Betty Church and the Suffolk Vampire

Author Biography

M.R.C. Kasasian was raised in Lancashire. He has had careers as varied as a factory hand, wine waiter, veterinary assistant, fairground worker and dentist. He is the author of the much loved Gower Street Detective series, five books featuring personal detective Sidney Grice and his ward March Middleton, as well as two other Betty Church mysteries, Betty Church and the Suffolk Vampire and The Room of the Dead. He lives with his wife, in Suffolk in the summer and in Malta in the winter.