Utterly Reclaimed (Paperback)
Book 4 in the Utterly Crime Series. Sleepy Mid Suffolk (UK) wakes up to the news that a man has been found hanging in a reclamation yard near Bury St Edmunds. Within days, a bronze statue is stolen and a broken automaton with a singing bird mechanism arouses suspicion.
Can there be a connection? It becomes increasingly clear that these is, as the action quickly spreads from Thorpe Morieux through to Lavenham and Woodbridge. Chrissie, Nick and Matt, friends since a carpentry course at Stowmarket's Utterly Academy, find themselves caught up with a network dealing in stolen metal and scrap.
Add in a darkly brooding young man, a rundown pizza delivery service, a spooky remote car wrecking yard and you have another witty and fast paced narrative from Pauline Manders. Her quirky main characters previously encountered in Utterly Explosive, Utterly Fuelled and Utterly Rafted, fly by the seat of their pants through a plot filled with twists, deceit and bluff as the stakes are raised for DI Clive Merry.