Old Uncle William Cassell had come back to England after nearly twenty years, his return to the family home in Winbleton brought a lovely re-union at tea time... and a fatal bullet in the back after
dinner. Now his great-nephew Paul stood accused of the crime...found with the smoking gun in his hands and a dazed look in his eyes. Young Paul felt caught in a nightmare, sure he was sleepwalking when the deed was done, unsure of his own innocence or guilt.
But Anthony Midlands famous barrister uncle, Sir Nicholas Harding would never argue somnambulism as a defense for murder. The Plea must be " not guilty" and it was Anthony's job to prove it... in an intriging case where inquiries into old acts of madness may uncover a new killer int he family.