This gripping Fenland tale is the anticipated sequel to his debut novel, The Lifers Club, featuring archeologist and amateur detective Alan Cadbury.
Before starting work as director of an important Roman and Medieval excavation in Fursby, the deepest part of the ominously named ‘Black Fens’, Alan is contacted by his old friend DCI Richard Lane from Fenland CID. A body has been found in a river near the dig: a young female archaeologist and friend of Alan’s.
But the dig must go on. The ancient remains are revealed to be outstandingly preserved, exciting the interest of major television series Test Pit Challenge. The plot journeys behind the cameras and reveals complex personal rivalries of a live television shoot in a landscape where the community retain long memories.
Meanwhile Alan finds he is being drawn back, relentlessly, into some dark dealings at the heart of this rather remote, and somewhat strange, rural community…
The talk starts at 7.30pm, tickets £6 (£5 adv).