There are some things that are timeless and a good murder mystery is one of them. I've read three Roy Lewis books and this is the best by far. I look forward to more but will space them out as they are a finite quantity.
Eric Ward has been forced out of the police with glaucoma and is now learning law. One of his matters is an estate of a convicted murderer but there are many anomalies as to why a quiet and gentle man would commit the crime which come to light as Eric tries to track down possible heirs.
The other case is the tax affairs of a local land owner. As this matter proceeds it becomes apparent that the two matters are linked. More murders occur. Eric will be tested but is encouraged by the land owner's daughter.
Its not too hard to work out what it takes Eric a long time to work out. The story is not straightforward so it certainly keeps the interest. The only slight disappointment is the last paragraph. But these were different times. I look forward to more of Roy's work.