Sheila Malory has her reservations when she is asked to research the history of the village of Mere Barton, as it brings her into close contact with miserly Annie Roberts, a controlling woman who's much resented by her fellow villagers. Not even the local rector has a good word to say about her. When Annie suffers a fatal bout of self-inflicted food poisoning, there is more relief than grief around the village. However, as Sheila continues to work on the local history, she begins to wonder if Annie's death was as accidental as it first seemed? An intriguing mystery containing a tangled web of guilt and deceit, Any Man's Death will enthrall armchair detectives everywhere.