There’s nothing Detective Inspector Charlie Priest hates more than a case involving children.
When Georgina, the eight-year-old daughter of a local businessman, goes missing, Charlie and his colleagues soon start to fear the worst. And there’s something about the distraught father that doesn’t add up.
Life is further complicated when it seems a killer is targeting clergymen. The murderer’s unusual calling card is Charlie’s only clue…
Who is the Mushroom Man?
About the Author
Stuart Pawson had a career as a mining engineer, followed by a spell working for the probation service, before he became a full-time writer. He passed away in 2016.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
DCI Charlie Priest is such an ordinary bloke that I found I had to keep reminding myself that he is a fictional character. He is so genuine and so real. The plot is true to life too because Charlie finds himself involved in not one but two major crimes and that is what policing is all about - prioritizing and juggling resources. First there is a missing girl and then there is someone going around killing priests and vicars. I really enjoy this new series (to me anyway), and am looking forward to reading more about Charlie and his foibles, as well as good-humoured outlook on life. He's not really as cynical as a lot of good cops are and that's a good thing.