Near fine/VGC.Michael Joseph,2007.First edition-first printing.Blue hardback(gilt lettering to the spine)in near fine condition, with Dj(some white marks on the edges of the front and back Dj cover,small nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover) in VGC.Illustrated with a b/w map.Nice and clean pages as new with a ink mark on the outer edges,two small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book except for the marks on the Dj cover.345pp including Postscript.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: For seventeen years, the Cambridgeshire hamlet of Jude's Ferry has lain abandoned, requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence for military training in 1990. The isolated, 1000-year-old community was famous for one thing - never having recorded a single crime. But when local reporter Philip Dryden joins the Territorial Army on exercise in the empty village, its spotless history is literally blown apart. For the TA's shells reveal a hidden cellar beneath the old pub. And inside the cellar hangs a skeleton, a noose around its neck .Two days later, a man is pulled from the reeds in the river near Ely - he has no idea who he is or how he got there. But he knows the words 'Jude's Ferry' are important, and he knows he is afraid .As the police launch an investigation into the skeleton in the cellar, Dryden is convinced the key to the mystery rests in the last days of the village when passions, prejudices, guilt and hatred all came to a head. Everything leads him back to Jude's Ferry. But who is waiting for him there ?