From the author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael: More mysteries in the "admirable" Edgar Award–winning series about an English policeman and his son (Anthony Boucher, The New York Times Book Review). In the English village of Comerford, just on the border of Wales, it's Det. Inspector George Felse's duty to keep the peace—and keep his teenage son, Dominic, out of harm's way. A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs: While on a seaside vacation in Cornwall with his son, Detective Inspector Felse is called upon to investigate when an old grave reveals two bodies, neither of which belongs to the man named on the tombstone, an infamous smuggler. The Piper on the Mountain: When Herbert Terrell tumbles off a mountain during his annual climbing holiday in Czechoslovakia, his young stepdaughter is not convinced his death was an accident. Enchanted by Theodosia's beautiful brown eyes, Dominic cannot help but become involved. Black Is the Colour of My True Love's Heart: When two attendees go missing from a folk festival at a remote Gothic mansion, Detective Inspector Felse arrives to secure the safety of Dominic and his girlfriend, Theodosia—and to make sure the culprit faces the music.
by Ellis Peters
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