The Lime Tree Murders
Wooton Poges knows its place. It stands four-square behind decent behaviour, gainful employment and thoroughly-boiled vegetables – a normal English village.
In other words, people are nosy, gossip is rife, and resentment churns, barely contained by wrap-over pinafores or hand-knitted twinsets. Contained, that is, until May Day, 1934 when the Vicar has his Bright Idea.
This unworldly man aims for harmony; he achieves uproar and mayhem instead. From manor to cottage, shop to pub, malice seethes and tempers fray. Civility is stretched to its limits and snaps; sexual tension explodes. Everyone knows that the Vicar’s idea means trouble. No-one knows it will mean murder. Several murders…
The Lime Tree Murders is the first crazy crime novel by Caroline Ashton, bestselling author of the Regency Belles series. Inspired by 'golden age' crime fiction, The Wooton Poges Mysteries will continue with a novella, The Poisonous Pencil.