It is telling as to how much I enjoyed the first in this series that I’ve gone back for the second so quickly. The village of Coombesford is fast becoming the Midsomer Murders of the book world and if you liked that television series you are bound to enjoy this.
The body is revealed terrifically early and it was fun to be back in this lovely village again with Charlie Jones, Annie McLeod and Rohan Banerjee soon on the trail of the murderer. Again, there are plenty of suspects, motives, dodgy backgrounds and even dodgier characters lurking in the background. There is also plenty of intrigue, even among some of the village’s dearest inhabitants.
The writing, as always with this author, is excellent and kept up a good pace throughout. Highly recommended.