Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2022
Grace, Meg, and Daphne, all in their seventies, are enjoying a cup of tea in a cafe, when seventeen-year-old Nina stumbles in. She's clearly distraught and running from someone, so the three women think nothing of hiding her when a suspicious-looking man starts asking if they've seen her. Once alone, Nina tells the women a little of what she's running from. The need to protect her is immediate, and Grace, Meg, and Daphne vow to do just this. But how? They soon realize there is only one answer: murder. So begins the tale of the three most unlikely murderers-in-the-making, and may hell protect anyone who underestimates them.