Ann Granger: Candle for a Corpse (UK 1996)
From the Publisher:
On an unseasonably chilly summer's day, a macabre discovery is made in Bamford's ancient churchyard: a body, dead some twelve years, is unearthed in the Gresham family plot. Too shallowly buried to be a legitimate interment, too recent to be the last Gresham officially laid to rest - Superintendent Alan Markby cannot resist the challenge to solve this twelve-year-old crime. Suddenly his long-planned canal-barge holiday with his friend, foreign office official Meredith Mitchell, is in serious jeopardy, and when the remains are identified as those of a local teenager reported missing at the time of the mysterious burial, Alan's mind is made up. Her holiday postponed, to her secret relief, Meredith finds herself with more time than usual for village chat - and for a dinner party with the local MP that reveals more than either he or his formidable mother would like about his connection with the dead girl...
Ann Granger: Candle for a Corpse. Headline, ISBN: 0747249083 (January, 1996), 343 p., £6.99.