De Cock and his team investigate the murder on an old woman who turns out to be a witch- a Wiccan, to be precise. Suspects include a high priestess and an Ethiopian priest whose name is drawn in blood near the corpse.
Baroness Aleida Van Maerseelte-Bergeneyck's head is smashed with a stave she used for 'witchcraft' in ex-fraud-con high priestess Petronella 'Nel' 'Hera' Duifjes's wicca covenant. Her heir, baron Friso, traumatized by loosing his parents in an accident while he drove, and his domineering wife, Dominique 'Dodo', vaguely suspect her Ethiopian confident, Tedros Bekele. His name was misspelled Bikele in her blood, expected to marry her to avoid deportation, but actually a wanted bigamist fraud. Dick takes to Nel's young apprentice Wiesje. Written by