The fifth warmhearted novel of village life in Evelyn Hood's much-loved Prior's Ford series - Cookery writer Laura Tyler arrives in Prior's Ford determined to become immersed in village life - and the village drama group's forthcoming production of The Importance of Being Earnest offers her the perfect opportunity. But Laura has cause to regret her involvement when murder calls a halt to rehearsals. Constable Neil White investigates, with help from an unexpected source - American visitor Amy Rose, with her passion for crosswords and mystery-solving, can't resist a spot of amateur sleuthing . . .