'Answers From the Grave' switches in time from the early nineteen-sixties until the present day, and relates how one killing, with the emotional devastation it causes, resonates through decades; ultimately creating pain and tragedy for both those directly and indirectly involved. The author, Timlin, previously best known for his caustic and entertaining 'Sharman' detective series, the latter two of which sadly declined in credibility, has really upped his standard and scope. This novel encompass changing fashions in music, architecture, drink, family values, drugs, fashions and modes of villainy amongst others. It gives a depth and credibility to each major character, and the scarred main protagonist, at times alternatively psychotic, loyal and loving, is chillingly realistic. This is the second best book I have ever read.