A brilliant literary adaptation of A&E's successful "Cracker" series. Cracker is Dr. Edward Fitzgerald, a down-on-his-luck, drinking, smoking, overweight, almost-divorced, police psychiatrist, brilliantly played by Robbie Coltrane. This time out, a young boy is found murdered, his body hanging from a tree. All signs point to his English teacher as the killer on what looks like an open-and-shut case. But when police call Fitz to help obtain a confession, the truth proves as elusive as the killer himself. Martin's Press.