When Richard Vine, a wealthy businessman and the proprietor of Beckworth Grange, organises a publicity event at which twenty of his guests share his name, he little imagines that a few hours later five of them would be dead.
A fatal road accident leaves Detective Chief Inspector David Webb with a bewildering array of ‘Richard Vines’ to be traced, accounted for and investigated.
By the following day what appeared to be an accident has developed more sinister implications…
Among the victims was the minibus driver, John Bainbridge, a man apparently revered and loved by all that knew him.
Finding it hard to believe that this man could be as saintly as portrayed DCI Webb and Sergeant Jackson start to dig for the truth behind his immaculate image.
Meanwhile, an amateur writing school opens at Beckworth Grange, and its army of would-be sleuths and eccentrics all start doing their best to help, or in some cases hinder police inquiries.
Could the killer have been after the host Richard Vine?
If so, could he still be the target for murder?
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