A man lies dead in a Cotswold wood. Can a clever killer outwit the police?
A suspicious death suggests money is the root of all evil, as Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter dig deep into the victim's past. Rooted in Evil is the fifth fantastic mystery in Ann Granger's cosy Cotswold crime series, and will enthral fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders.
'Lively, different and fun' - Yorkshire Post
When the body of a man, with his brains blown out, is found in a Cotswold wood it looks like suicide. But looks can be deceptive and it doesn't take long for the police to identify that there's more to the case than meets the eye.
People's stories don't add up and when Superintendent Ian Carter and Inspector Jess Campbell start probing, it becomes clear that the dead man had ruffled more than a few feathers in this close-knit community. His stepsister had been bailing him out of his financial troubles - much against her husband's wishes - but, with his money worries still mounting, the victim had become a desperate man...
As Jess and Ian dig deeper and deeper into the case, a cover-up is exposed and bitter resentment rises to the surface to reveal a killer.
What readers are saying about Rooted in Evil:
Fantastic storyline. Love the Campbell and Carter series'
'The plotting is solid and intricate and it has a very old fashioned feel