Speck, Feb 2004, 14.00, 282 pp.
Weekly editor Bridget Frost commissioned reporter Nick Madrid to write a story after spending a night being haunted near Ashcombe Manor in Sussex; Nick figures that the modern day druids and loonies haunt the manor, which was converted into a new age conference centre. Nick visits the nearby graveyard and finds one of the dead is hanging upside down from a tree.
He calls the police who like everyone else wonder what is so special about finding a dead person in a graveyard; Nick also faces the wrath of Moira Cassidy from the conference center who warned him to stay away. As DI Bradley investigates murder, he suspects Nick. The reporter makes his own inquiries into those at the New Age Conference Center.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner