There has been a strange death in the quiet village of Shrewton:old Donny Caspian has lost his head. In the Copper Kettle tearooms, Tom Rice, a junior nobody from the Treasury, puzzles overthe details of the case. He has been sent by his superiors tooversee the investigation, but is he supposed to help or hinder? Atthe next table, octogenarian superspy Edie Banister nibbles a sliceof cake and struggles not to become Miss Marple. But what is theconnection between the two? Who killed Donny Caspian, and why?Taking in Rice's present and Edie's daring past, from duels onshipboard to death in back alleys, Edie Investigates is asuperb short story from the incomparable Nick Harkaway.