Whitby, summer 1997. Workers on a building site near Whitby Abbey uncover a skeleton, which turns out to be medieval, but a week later another body is found, and this one is wearing a wristwatch! The local CID team rush to the scene, and as another body is found, suspicion falls on a local man, Michael Kelly, who is hounded by his neighbours. Is he the killer, or do the nearby allotments or a mysterious farm near Whitby hold more secrets? Can the team trap the killer before he strikes again?
Meet the team: DI Don Bentley, bullish, gritty, addicted to jelly babies but with a personal motive to nail this man; DS Debbie Chapman, no-nonsense, efficient, speaks her mind; DC Tim Sharpe, joker, sarcastic, clever but has no scruples; DC Dennis Slater, quiet, good researcher; and young DC George Ryan, very intelligent, but naive, and not very lucky in love. Will things be better this time? Read on!