A suspicious death suggests money is the root of all evil, as Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter dig deep into the victim's past. Rooted in Evil is the fifth fantastic mystery in Ann Granger's cosy Cotswold crime series, and will enthral fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders.
'Lively, different and fun' - Yorkshire Post
When the body of a man, with his brains blown out, is found in a Cotswold wood it looks like suicide. But looks can be deceptive and it doesn't take long for the police to identify that there's more to the case than meets the eye.
People's stories don't add up and when Superintendent Ian Carter and Inspector Jess Campbell start probing, it becomes clear that the dead man had ruffled more than a few feathers in this close-knit community. His stepsister had been bailing him out of his financial troubles - much against her husband's wishes - but, with his money worries still mounting, the victim had become a desperate man...
As Jess and Ian dig deeper and deeper into the case, a cover-up is exposed and bitter resentment rises to the surface to reveal a killer.
What readers are saying about Rooted in Evil:
'Fantastic storyline. Love the Campbell and Carter series'
'The plotting is solid and intricate and it has a very old fashioned feel'
One of the most famous and beloved mysteries from the queen of suspense, Agatha Christie! More than 100 million copies sold and now a Lifetime TV movie.
Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a isolated mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die…
Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?
“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.
Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.
“What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?”—New York Times