||If Stephen Cade was framed for the murder of his father, Oxford historian John Cade, the framing was impeccable. Estranged from his father for years, Stephen returns home in order to learn the details of his official disinheritance. That very night, the professor is shot, and Stephen's fingerprints cover the murder weapon. But there were five other people lurking around Moreton Manor, and the suspicions of tenacious Detective Inspector William Trave that Stephen is innocent seem to be confirmed when evidence surfaces connecting the victim to a valuable old book. Was one of the other people present the night of his murder after this mysterious tome as well? This is the second novel from Simon Tolkien, the grandson of J.R.R.