Fifteenth in the series featuring Inspector Thanet and his side-kick Lineham.
High summer, and Virginia Mintar, wife of a prominent QC, wanders away from a garden party to cool down in the pool. She never returns - but her body is dredged up from the well next morning.
Who was Virginia sleeping with, if not her husband? And what can Gran Mintar possibly have to hide?
Thanet's progress is annoyingly obstructed by family secrets - and by fear for his own daughter and unborn grandchild druing Bridget's dangerously complicated pregnancy.
Last Seen Alivewon the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger Award in 1985.
Tightly, meticulously crafted