Minecraven is a secluded hamlet built originally to house workers employed by the Craven family, whose later members endowed the inhabitants generously. The last of the line died without issue. Consequently, due to changed circumstances, and with a little prompting, a new vibrancy is experienced in the community. At the same time, secrets unfold, and crimes are discovered. Throughout, the mysterious past of the four central characters provides an enticing narrative thread. Their credible motivations and dialogue ensure the reader is engaged right to the end.