Ann Granger has worked in British embassies in various parts of the world. She now lives near Oxford.
About 20 years ago, the woods at Lower Story were frequented by a still uncaught serial rapist. Now, shortly after a hiker discovers skeletal remains in the woods, a female churchwarden meets her untimely end in the local church: could the two events be connected? Supt. Alan Markby (Shades of Murder) thinks so, especially since he failed to find a perpetrator in the earlier case. With assistance from lover Meredith, he delves into the rumors and facts surrounding both cases, hoping for a break. This is a rock-solid British village procedural, complete with detailed setting, slightly degenerate denizens, and ongoing personal conflicts. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
The Potato Man, a serial rapist who eluded then-rookie cop Alan Markby 20 years earlier, resurfaces in Ann Granger's A Restless Evil: A Mitchell and Markby Mystery, the 14th installment in this inventive series. Once again, as Markby and lover Meredith Mitchell investigate some human bones uncovered in Stovey Woods, the author demonstrates her skill at updating the traditional English village murder mystery.
'Ann Granger is truly brilliant at creating a village atmosphere...a fascinating mystery... As with all Ann Granger's books, I could not put this down until I reached the satisfying conclusion' Mystery Women - Mystery Women'[A] quietly gripping thriller. Ann Granger beautifully evokes a mellow village seemingly tranquil on the surface but bubbling with secrets underneath' Huddersfield Daily Examiner - Huddersfield Daily Examiner