Baker & Taylor Inspector Michael Thackeray and the new reporter in town, Laura Ackroyd, cross paths as they pursue answers to the mystery of the deaths of two women, and Laura struggles with the less than friendly welcome she receives from fellow journalists, local businessmen, and landowners.
Blackwell North Amer It is a bitter winter in Yorkshire when Bradfield's Chief Inspector Michael Thackeray is called to investigate the death of young estate agent Linda Wright, found drowned in her own car in a nearby reservoir. Reporter Laura Ackroyd, whose relationship with Thackeray is too close to be called friendship and too precarious to be called an affair, has recently transferred from Bradfield to the nearby town of Arnedale to work on the local newspaper for just a few months, and she's received a less than warm welcome from the locals. She soon uncovers a link between a story she's working on about corruption in local land deals and the death of Linda Wright. Then another woman is killed, this time someone directly involved in protesting the land development. Thackeray and Ackroyd, crossing paths personally and in their respective professions, are determined to pursue the solution to this absorbing case through to its deadly finish.
Baker & Taylor When the body of realtor Linda Wright is discovered in her car and suspicion falls on her vanished escort and coworker, Jimmy Townsend, Inspector Michael Thackery must sort through mortgage scams, farm sales, and development plans to solve the case