This second novel in the Mike Malone series finds him once again in a fight against time.
The mysterious delivery of birthday cakes to farmyards seems to be just an innocent prank until the death of a farm favourite turns this game into something much more sinister.
However, when the killer turns his attention from animals to women, Mike Malone realises that he is under pressure to solve the riddle of the nursery rhyme before more blood is spilt.
This second mystery, which is in the same light-hearted style as ‘The Woolly Murders’ is set once again in the Lincolnshire countryside and we meet several of the characters introduced in the first novel. We also find out a little more about Detective Inspector Mike Malone’s past.