A fork of lightning and a crash of thunder herald the completion of a heinous crime.
In woodland belonging to the eccentric Lord Wychbold, a body has been crucified on a tree. On Easter Day, the Reverend Tobias Campion returns from morning service at St Luke's and discovers the corpse, already beginning to putrefy. A crown of thorns frames his face, bludgeoned beyond recognition, and a loincloth preserves what is left of his modesty.
The victim will not rise again, though the well-concealed secrets of the village will have to if the perpetrators are to be found. After a postmortem examination fails to identify the victim, Tobias and his old friend, Dr. Hansard, pledge to uncover the truth.
About the Author
Former college lecturer Judith Cutler has written some forty novels, mostly featuring strong women such as Fran Harman and Jane Cowan. From time to time they have been joined in their battle against crime by Tobias Campion, a shy 19th century clergyman. Judith has also written prizewinning short stories,
which have appeared in magazines and anthologies all over the world.