Loretta Lawson investigates after an unidentified woman's decomposed body is found in the old barn of old friend and Oxford professor Bridget Bennett's recently purchased estate. By the author of A Masculine Ending.
Author, journalist, and human rights activist Joan Smith was born in London, England on August 27, 1953. She attended the University of Reading and worked for the Sunday Times from 1979 to 1984. She has also contributed to the Guardian Weekend supplement, The Independent, the Independent on Sunday, and the New Statesman. She writes both nonfiction and fiction including the Loretta Lawson series.