"September 1939: A new day dawns in Sackwater, not that this sleepy backwater is taking much notice... Inspector Betty Church - one of UK's first female police officers - has arrived from London to fill a vacancy at Sackwater police station. But Betty isn't new here. This is the place she grew up. The place she thought she'd left behind for good. Time ticks at a different pace in Sackwater, and crime is of a slightly lighter shade. Once Betty has solved the case of the missing buttons, she departs for the train station to investigate a missing bench. But although there's no bench, there is a body. A smartly dressed man, stone-cold dead, with two distinctive puncture wounds in his throat. While the locals gossip about the Suffolk Vampire, Betty Church busies herself with hunting a killer..."--Publisher's description.