From the creator of Cadfael. When Herbert Terrell falls off a mountain during his annual climbing holiday in Czechoslovakia, accidental death seems to be the inevitable verdict. But his young step-daughter, Tossa, doesn’t accept the inevitable. She’d been planning a summer holiday in Europe, so what could be simpler than to persuade her companions to the scene of the crime? Dominic Felse, a little bewitched by Tossa’s brown eyes is game for a change of plans, although ignorant of her real motive. And he’s certainly not prepared for their touring holiday to become a deadly game of cat and mouse. A fragment of an English folk song, the plaintive lament of a pipe and an unexpected corpse are the clues the amateur sleuths must solve to discover the riddle of the piper on the mountain.