Another tongue-in-cheek mystery in the popular Mike Malone series.
When, a week before the annual Flower Parade, a bull gets hit by a car, Detective Inspector Mike Malone initially thinks that it is an unfortunate accident.
However, when he is told that the bull sustained injuries inconsistent with a car accident, he realises that once again he has a murder to solve. With the crowds gathering in the town ahead of the busy weekend, Mike realises that he has no time to lose.
The investigation takes an unexpected turn when a second murder is committed, seemingly by the town’s most unlikely criminal; Mike needs his wits about him to solve the crime especially as his Detective Sergeant, Alan Shepherd, has other things on his mind. Then a local farmer’s wife goes missing.