Michael Bartholomew-Biggs has joined a tradition of murder mysteries written in verse, following in the footsteps of Dorothy Porter’s The Monkey’s Mask, Deryn Rees-Jones’ Quiver, and Matthew Sweeney and John Hartley-Williams who co-wrote a satirical murder mystery prose novel Death Comes to the Poets. Set on a writing retreat in rural Kent where the poets are attending a workshop called 'Delighting in the Dark Side', tensions arise and two mysterious deaths occur. Bartholomew-Biggs has a lot of fun writing poems in the voices of the various poets on the retreat. But humour aside, clearly poets have murderous minds. Should we be watching our backs at the National Poetry Library?