Peter Oliver was an elective mute. He hadn’t spoken ever since his mother disappeared years ago. So when his body was found face down in a dyke, DCI Ketch of the Norfolk police knew it wasn’t going to be an easy case to crack. For Peter was a model pupil, talented and artistic, who appeared to have no enemies. But it wasn’t long before Ketch unravelled a tangled web of intrigue, blackmail and revenge in this sleepy corner of the Fens. A dark murder novella set in the brooding landscape of East Anglia’s fenlands, this is a treat for followers of DCI Ketch, who made his first appearance in Murder Most Easterly.