Orpheus Trail, The
When a child is found dead among the charred remains of a pier fire, surrounded by the old-fashioned toys of the Greek God Dionysus and a ritualistic fire basket, Detective Inspector Hildreth calls in the local museum's curator, Alex Kish, to help him decipher the mysterious symbolism. Soon Hildreth and Kish are caught up in a race against time to interpret these ancient codes before the killer strikes again.
'One of the best and most chilling ghost stories by MR James is entitled "Lost Hearts". ... Maureen Duffy's new novel sometimes reads like an updated version, replete not only with pagan ritual, but internet pornography, blackmail and child trafficking' Independent
'Maureen Duffy is a poet and her descriptive writing paints a wonderful picture' Carole's Book Corner