Where Petals Fall


#3 in the Jill Kennedy and DCI Max Trentham series (2009)

When two young boys find a woman’s body in a quarry, Jill Kennedy and DCI Max Trentham experience a definite feeling of déjà vu.

Five years earlier, four women were found murdered in exactly the same way — their bodies wrapped in a shroud, a wedding ring tied with a red ribbon around their waists. The killer was soon dubbed ‘The Undertaker’. Following Jill’s profiling the police tried to arrest a lone called Edward Marshall, but the man had fled and, after a high-speed car chase, lost control and went over a cliff. His car was found but his body remained missing.

Now there are three possibilities: Marshall somehow survived; Marshall was innocent and the real killer is back — or the original murderer had an apprentice waiting in the wings…

© Shirley Wells 2016