The Tinner's CorpseBook - 2001
Crowner John investigates the mysterious disappearance of an influential tin merchant. He is summoned to the bleak Devonshire moors to investigate the murder of the overman of a tin mining gang working for Walter Knapman, one of Devon's most powerful tin merchants. The case is puzzling, but things get even more confusing when Walter disappears. A decapitated body, a missing tinner, a disgruntled band of miners and a mad Saxon. How on earth can Crowner John sort all this out when his wife and mistress hate him, and his clerk is in the grip of a suicidal depression? Surely things can't get any worse?
Publisher: London ; Toronto : Pocket Books, c2001
Characteristics: xvii, 330 p. : maps ; 18 cm