Retired botany professor Andrew Basnett has returned to Knotlington University where he had taught for many years to attend the Conference of the Botanical Association. He is drawn, rather unwillingly, into investigating a murder which occured at the university two years previously. Carl Judd, an artist, was murdered, and Stephen Sharland was convicted of the crime and is currently in prison serving his sentence for the murder. There are, however, still some people in the campus community, including Judd's widow, who believe that Sharland is innocent. When Andrew begins his investigation, the only witness to Sharland's involvement with the crime is murdered, and Andrew must untangle the web of emnity and greed to find the true story of the murder of Carl Judd.
This report prepared by Linda Bertland