Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm. As volunteers clean up after an outdoor rock concert in Yorkshire in 1969, they discover the body of a young woman, wrapped in a sleeping bag.
She has been brutally murdered. The detective assigned to the case, Stanley Chadwick, is a hard-headed, strait-laced veteran of the Second World War.
He could not have less in common with - or less regard for - young, disrespectful, long-haired hippies, smoking marijuana and listening to the pulsing sounds of rock and roll.
But he has a murder to solve, and it looks as if the victim was somehow associated with up-and-coming psychedelic pastoral band the Mad Hatters. Some forty years later, Inspector Alan Banks is investigating the murder of a freelance music journalist who was working on a feature about the Mad Hatters.
Banks must delve into the events of 1969 to find out exactly what hornets' nest the journalist inadvertently stirred up.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 720 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 30/06/2011
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781444730081