'A nicely plotted, swiftly paced yarn, full of teases, whose solution is to be found in the mystical writings of a 14th-century Persian poet. There is much more to appreciate, however, than just a good and intellectually stimulating whodunit. Parke evokes the creepiness of the setting marvellously. He has a stunning ear for the way people actually speak, with pages of uninterrupted dialogue flashing by with the speed of a radio play.' --Church Times
A masked Halloween party at a haunted Elizabethan mansion for clients and counsellors of a new psychotherapy practice ends in gruesome murder … it could only happen in the bleak seaside town of Stormhaven.
Once again, retired monk Abbot Peter and his irascible niece DI Tamsin Shah are called upon to solve the mystery. The answers are to be found in the mystical writings of a 14th-century Persian poet.