When a well-dressed man is found brutally murdered in a Suffolk village train station, the police – certain that they ‘have their man’ – move confidently to arrest his murderer. But a shrewd and fiercely independent local woman, Winifred Smy, isn’t convinced and – as further fatalities follow – pursues the trail of clues that leads her to the real killer.
Killing Time in Kenton is the first in a series of novellas. The author, Michael Heath, creates a compelling story that introduces the reader to the intriguing Winifred Smy. Defiant and with a mysterious past, she pursues her prey with a steely tenacity and sits at the centre of a cadre of convincing characters: the recently arrived inspector, Herbert Tranmer; an amoral news reporter, Nigel Manners, and a cast of Suffolk villagers whose rich, authentic dialect bring the fast-paced story to life.