Even in the world of murder, things are not always as they seem…

When Ben Anderson first came to stay at Buckleigh Combe in North Devon he found more than a few obstacles to overcome. He was there to research material for his new book, but ended up with far more than he bargained for. The ruined mansion had once been the home of an infamous medium until he had died there in sensational – and mysterious – circumstances: he fell from The Mad Tower.

And before long, Ben finds himself chasing along dark country lanes in the company of a man he is not at all sure he can trust…

Reviews

Compton has been one of Britain's most original and consistent novelists since the late Sixties, but he has never received the attention he deserves...Compton's prose is fine-tuned, his human insights sharp, and his narrative pace filled with the weird synchronicities and dissonances of how violent things usually happen
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