Peter Proctor is a retired British MP attempting to write his memoirs to stave off boredom. Unfortunately they seem to be creating more problems than he anticipated, and not just of the writers-block variety. Peter keeps getting sidetracked by the death of his friend Timothy Wycliffe, which occurred thirty-odd years before. Tim was allegedly beaten to death by his boyfriend in the posh neighborhood of Belgravia, but the case was never solved. A fascinating look at British society during the 1950's and it's evolution to current times. It's not only brilliantly written, but fast-paced and intriguing as well. A must read for anyone who enjoys a good mystery!