While major character Mrs. Charles is purportedly a psychic, those looking for a story with a supernatural twist will be disappointed. Mrs. Charles uses mostly intuition and her finely tuned ability to read people to help solve the murders in this tale. Those looking for a "cozy" mystery will be better served. Although I had the distinct impression I'd come in to the story after it had been going on for a few chapters without me, I was able to figure out what was going on after all. The characters are well drawn and interesting, and the setting (a small English village) served its purpose.