The Evergreen Death Author:James Fraser Aveyard is an unusual policeman. He is the youngest Detective Inspector on the Birton force, and the crime he is sent to solve in a small village nearby is an extraordinary one. — James Fraser's first Inspector Aveyard story has all the elements of great detective fiction--a rich, sometimes sinister tangle of clues, motivations, and meanings: a b... more »rilliant, sympathetic leading character: and a pace that deftly replaces each answered mystery with an unanswered one. The author's prime concern, owever, is a more serious one. He unravels a whole village, brings its whole cast vividly to life, and looks minutely at what makes them tick.
What he finds---and what Aveyard uncovers, reluctantly and with care---might have been nothing more than a dream, an innocent self-deception--but it led to death.« less