Death's Shadow | 1999
The brutal slaying of wealthy property developer Richard Bayly shakes the close-knit community of Badgers Drift. However, it doesn't take long for Inspector Tom Barnaby and Sergeant Troy to discern that the townspeople are not as innocent as they appear. Richard's property development had provoked much antipathy in the village. There is a second murder, then a third when David, the man who it seemed would benefit most from Richard's murder, is killed by an arrow fired in broad daylight during the local fete. It now dawns on Barnaby that the case has nothing to do with Richard's development schemes and everything to do with school -- the three victims were students together. It seems the past has come back to haunt the village and it is up to Barnaby to figure out who is the perpetrator of revenge.