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This book is hard to put down if you like feisty characters and village life wrapped around a church and religious events. Upheaval in the parish and secrets used for blackmail purposes combined with a person's idea of grandiose lead to murder, mayhem and love. Sheer escapism at its best suitable for any adult looking for a good read.
Found this quite slow to begin with but stayed with it and got there in the end. The main characters should have gone to the police at the beginning but I guess then that would have been the end of their story. However I quite enjoyed their journey. Good easy bedtime reading!
I am an avid reader of who-dunnits and have a particular soft spot for insular, rural, parochial mysteries! This first in a sequence, The Norbridge Chronicles, from Lis Howell ticks all my boxes and more besides.
This well written book takes us on a journey through various murders occurring in and around the parish church of Tarnfield. There appears to be a common theme pertaining to the Book of Isaiah, and more curiously, the language of flowers running through these incidents.
Newly separated Suzy Spencer, mother and free lance TV producer, teams up with the unlikely partner, in all senses of the word, recently widowed Robert Clark, to get to the bottom of it all. There are enough twists and red herrings to keep the reader guessing right to the end and, for once, I really didn't guess who-dunnit!
I enjoyed the theological undertones underlying the action and also found my self quite drawn into the battle of traditional Churuch views against modern methods and getting 'bums on seats' thinking. I look forward to The Norbride Chronicles becoming a regular feature of my extensive reading pile.
I’m a fan of cozy mysteries which have provided me with a bit of lightweight escapism during lockdown. This book is better written than many, and a bit longer, and I thoroughly enjoyed the various twists and turns. I’m looking forward to reading the next two book in the series.
I enjoyed this as it was a lighthearted read and didn't take long to read but it was a little silly and farfetched. The reason it appealed to me is because I am a flower arranger at my local church. Thought the Police would have been more suspicious of two deaths in a church! Won't bother to read other books by this author.
Village life can sometimes hide a myriad of secrets , as Suzy Spencer discovered. Religion can be a divisive influence within a community. Suzy and her friend Robert work together to try to bring peace to their village. An entertaining read.
A good read that requires concentration. Well defined characters that leads you down different routes of their lives. Fascinating stuff. Intriguing and definitely a page turner. I would definitely recommend this book.