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US Publisher: St Martin's Press

Castlemere is under siege. Someone with a particularly inventive if unscrupulous mind is holding the town to ransom – to the tune of one million pounds. And if this demand is not met, no one will be safe from the frightening events he has in store. With the casualty rate rising, the pressure is on detective Superintendent Frank Shapiro to uncover the blackmailer. But this is a clever man; finding him will be difficult. Finding him in time may prove impossible… Detective Inspector Liz Graham has problems of her own. As the panic in the town increases, so even her gentle art teacher husband comes under suspicion. On top of this her sergeant, Cal Donovan – on an Autumn cruise aboard his narrowboat – has disappeared into the watery wastes of the Castlemere Levels. Cal’s deserted boat has been located near the tiny village of East Beckham, a flyspeck on the map where nothing and no one is quite what they seem…


‘Bannister is a valuable resource for lovers of British mysteries’ Denver Rocky Mountain News

‘Changelings is the seventh delightful appearance of the Castlemere trio…Jo Bannister continues to expertly write tales that are some of the sub-genre’s best novels.’ The Midwest Book Review