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I really enjoyed this book as I am ex English. This is very much like Agatha Christie books, with Miss Marble being replaced with the Colonel. There was also a touch of Gilbert and Sullivan, which I also like. If you enjoy gardening there is something in there for you too. Set in a small village, you get the sense of an era which is long passed. A very gentle and easy to read book. I would recommend it and hope you would enjoy it too.
A retired colonel renovates and moves into a charming home in a small village. He is a widower. A very nice practical neighbour helps him out with cooking and gardening . There is a fete , a murder. Many suspects. Some vague clues. Will he work it out ? I liked this book so much I’m onto the second one.
This was the first of Margaret Mayhew's books that I have read. It was a pleasant murder mystery where the lady of the manor dies on the day of the village fair. Our hero, Hugh, a new resident of the village decides to find the culprit. This is a village story and an easy comfortable read.
I read many murder stories, but this one is very different. The story unlocks the lives of many people in the village. It shows their loyalty. Their loneliness. Their hopes. But most of all their wish that people in their village really do care for one an other.
I have just stumbled across this book which is the start of a series. I enjoy the gentle pace of the books, the descriptions of village life and the murder which is rather in the background, for a change! Lovely.
This book was a different take on the usual murder/mystery tales. All the suspects were given a back story and then after the murder the reader then followed the Colonel in solving the crime. A very enjoyable read