Readers of the Martin Cole series of novels will be familiar with the cosy side (apart from a murder or two) of the fictional Devon town of Roselake. In his new novel Alan Tootill pulls the curtain aside to reveal what goes on behind Roselake's tranquil facade. A request to change a street name leads to division in the town, vigilantes roaming the streets and police helicopters in the air. Not to mention the burning down of the Town Hall. 'English provincialism gently but tellingly skewered' 'a great gallery of characters' 'a ring of authenticity even when (or because) things verge on the preposterous and comic'"