An Edwardian suspense story features a tenacious tutor who does not get to work because he is seeking clues to a mysterious series of murders and too many suspects. How to solve the murders? how to unravel the hidden connections among the wealthy families, zealot preacher, and the placid fronts of the townspeople and the gentry who have secrets to keep? He and his reclacitrant mare reach an uneasy truce; he learns to ride whilst plodding across the countryside asking questions until he flushes out the quarry. A low key but increasingly tense mystery with an unexpected finale.