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A family feud leads to murder – and Superintendent Wycliffe is on the case…

Caroline Bryce came from the top of the social register in the tranquil town of Treen. So it was quite a scandal when her body was dragged from the bottom of the river.

As Superintendent Wycliffe investigates, he is faced with a number of questions: who would want to kill the beautiful Mrs Bryce? Was it a lover’s quarrel? Or a family feud? Or a long-held resentment which had suddenly exploded in a moment of madness?

As Wycliffe begins to unravel an intricate tangle of love and hate, he finds himself on the trail of a psychotic killer who feels no guilt – and will not hesitate to strike again…