A really enjoyable crime novel set in 1796 in Kent, England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars.In Romney Marsh in the small village of St Mary, Reverend Hardcastle is horrified to discover a body of a man on his doorstep.

Assisted by his companion, Mrs Chaytor, the pair intrigued by secret goings on in the Marsh unwittingly get involved feet first in what seems to be complicated smuggling ring but turns out to be something much deeper and darker, treason, the French Republic and a plot to kill King George himself! Good fun and highly recommended.