At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a well-deserved holiday away from the crime and grime of Ankh-Morpork. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the muck–not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong–are more than a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper.
Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look hard enough, and it’s not long before a body is discovered, and Sam–out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife)–must rely on his instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done. As he sets off on the chase, though, he must remember to watch where he steps. . . . This is the countryside, after all, and the streets most definitely are not paved with gold.
- Publisher : Harper; Reprint edition (December 26, 2012)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062218867
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062218865
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 1.08 x 7.5 inches