The Chessingham Mysteries
Eerie events are taking place in the rural idyll of Chessingham., and the police force ask the public for help to resolve the atrocities. Over a period of five years three murders are being committed with a possible connection to a mysterious event. Four local women have formed a study group, and in the course of events the four women, each with a special knowledge, assist the local police force in resolving the mysteries. Over time, they constitute an unofficial investigation team and starts - along with the police investigation - to form hypotheses on a small scale.
Charlotte Andrews is reportedly in the process of writing a detective novel, for which she draws inspiration from the other members of the study group, and before long she begins concurrently with the development of her plot to investigate tracks on her own. Slowly mutual suspicion creeps in on the individual group member as to 'whodunnit'.
The Chessingham Mysteries draws on elements from the genre categories of the detective novel, the psychological thriller, and in small scale, the fantastic literature. Immanent in this last category, we find 'the uncanny' element, which in the last instance is what brings the reader in doubt as to what is really at stake