In the past: a man crawls desperately through a claustrophobic escape tunnel beneath a POW camp in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Above, a shadow passes across the moon, while ahead only death awaits him.
In the present: Philip Dryden is reporting on an archaeological dig at the old POW camp when a body is uncovered. But there is something odd: the man appears to have been shot in the head, and the position indicates that he was trying to get into the camp, not escape it.
It's a puzzle which excites Dryden far more than the archaeologists or the police.
That is, until a second, more recent, body is discovered ...
Jim Kelly is a journalist. He lives in Ely with the biographer Midge Gillies and their young daughter. The Moon Tunnel is his third novel, following The Water Clock, which was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Award 2002, and The Fire Baby, chosen by Booklist magazine as one of the top ten crime novels of 2003. In 2006 Jim Kelly was awarded the Dagger in the Library by the Crime Writers' Association for a body of work 'giving greatest enjoyment to crime fiction readers'. His new hardback, The Coldest Blood, is now available from Michael Joseph.