The Girl in the Yellow Dress
by Jane A. Adams

Was the wrong man hanged for a young woman’s murder, or is a copycat killer on the loose? DCI Henry Johnstone and DS Mickey Hitchens must crack a darkly complex case when the community close ranks.

1930, Leicestershire. Everyone in the quiet market town of East Harborough is convinced that local miscreant Brady Brewer is responsible for the brutal murder of Sarah Downham. Despite Brewer’s protestations of innocence, and his sister’s pleas for help from DCI Henry Johnstone and DS Mickey Hitchens, Brewer is convicted and hanged.

Two weeks after the hanging, a farmworker finds the body of another young woman less than a mile from where Sarah was found – and there are other disturbing similarities between the two murders. Is a copycat killer on the loose, or was Brewer innocent after all? Where is the missing yellow dress that Sarah wore the night she was murdered? As the locals close ranks, Henry and Mickey soon discover that reputations – and the truth – are all on the line . . .


“Excellent . . . Adams effortlessly conveys the police procedures, business practices, and social mores of the period. Fans of golden age mysteries will be delighted”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Old Sins

“Vivid . . . well-constructed . . . will appeal to the Downton Abbey crowd”

Booklist on The Good Wife

“Fast-paced fun”

Kirkus Reviews on The Good Wife

“Appealing characters . . . Fans of historical police procedurals will be satisfied”

Publishers Weekly on The Good Wife

“A cautionary tale . . . about the perils of getting what you wish for”

Kirkus Reviews on Bright Young Things

Jane A. Adams

Jane A. Adams was born in Leicestershire and still lives there – even though it is too far from the sea. She teaches creative writing and writing skills, mentors other writers for various arts organizations and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Royal Literary Fund Associate Fellow. Her first book, The Greenway, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Award and for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award. When not writing she can often be found drawing racing dodos and armoured hares and the occasional octopus.As well as the Henry Johnstone series, Adams is the author of the highly acclaimed Naomi Blake and Rina Martin mystery series.

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The Girl in the Yellow Dress by Jane A. Adams is available in the following formats

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