It is Easter in the Norfolk town of Angleby, and in the bustling Market Place three crucifixes with life-size effigies have been set up to mark the season. But the busy crowds are more concerned with the concert soon to be given by the pop-group Second Coming, whose lead singer is a local boy made good.
To his own surprise, Detective-Inspector Ben Jurnet finds himself jammed into the auditorium with a mass of ecstatic teenagers. But this night of glory ends in bizarre tragedy. As dawn breaks, a god of a different kind hangs naked and dead on the centre cross in the Market Place.
As Jurnet pursues his investigations, he begins to realize that the evidence points to an answer even more astonishing than the grotesque killing itself.
‘Brilliantly plotted skilfully woven tale . . . Clues are deliberately and cleverly planted . . . Ms Haymon’s writing is stylish, sensitive, and often tartly perceptive about changing social attitudes’ Independent
‘Mixes the best cocktail of Gothic bitters and distilled observation on the market’ Sunday Times