When the crucified body of a migrant worker is found in a lonely Fen churchyard at Brimstone Hill, local newspaper editor Philip Dryden sets out with his sidekick Humph to find the truth behind a baffling mystery.
By popular demand, Philip Dryden returns in an intriguing new fenland mystery.Journalist Philip Dryden is shocked to be informed by police that his father has been killed in a car accident – he drowned during the fenland floods of 1977, 35 years before.
At 5.15 p.m. Harvey Ellis was trapped - stranded in a line of eight cars by a blizzard on a Norfolk coast road.
At 8.15 p.m. Harvey Ellis was dead - viciously stabbed at the wheel of his truck.
Time is running out for Philip Dryden . . .
In the snowbound landscape of the Cambridgeshire fens, a body is discovered, locked in a block of ice. High on Ely Cathedral a second corpse is found, grotesquely 'riding' a stone gargoyle.
For seventeen years, the Cambridgeshire hamlet of Jude's Ferry has lain abandoned, requisitioned by the Government for military training. In its thousand-year-old history, it had been famous for one thing - never having recorded a single crime.