For Nick Potterton, a high-flying London journalist who has opted out and moved to the Cumbrian countryside, the death of a runner at the foot of the rocky cliff called the Bad Step should be just another story to cover.  The weather at the time had been atrocious and the rocks greasy and treacherous.

But the longer Potterton investigates, the more disturbing questions he has to answer. 

Was the death as accidental as it seemed?  Or is somebody hiding the full story of what happened at the Bad Step?

Andrew Bibby is a writer and journalist, the author of The Backbone of England: Landscape and Life on the Pennine Watershed and of the Freedom to Roam guidebooks to open country walking. He is also a fellrunner, and has completed the classic Joss Naylor Challenge in the Lake District.

This is Andrew Bibby's first crime novel. 

The author is making a contribution of 60p to Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team for each copy of the book sold.

First reviews

"An interesting storyline that will please those who know the fells intimately, and especially those who have travelled the route described in the race that begins the book. Somewhat unexpected dénouement, but that's what all good books are about." Terry Marsh on Amazon

"The characters are sensitively portrayed and I hope the narrator, an investigative journalist, might feature again in a future book by this clever author." Gwendoline Goddard on Amazon

"Nice to have a different landscape and characters instead of the usual culprits. Will recommend it to all my friends. Should make it a series." Ann Doyle, Amazon

There are not many detective stories with a fell running backdrop. This one was excellent. Sue L, Amazon