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Again like books 3 & 4 short almost novelette, also the story meanders for almost the book with the same content repeated only towards the end is there any mystery given, the story drifts along looking to end quickly. I have all five books so far and will be my last until I have read decent reviews on book 6. Books 1 & 2 very good 3 not bad 4 not good 5 finished it but with no enjoyment.
There are a few false trails laid here, and we suspect the risks of amateur dramatics. Hugh is again at the centre of things, hearing people's secrets and working out whodunnit. This is a really enjoyable series, with familiar characters entertaining us with predictable behaviour, Naomi turning up at 6.00 p.m., and Thursday the cat being difficult. It is newcomers to the village that upset the harmony, and it is the past that produces the motivation for murder. Another well-written, gently paced story of village life and death. Thoroughly enjoyable.
If I could give minus star I would. It is excellent with the following exceptions - no plot, no story, no detection, no development, no interest - and doesn't even function as a doorstop. I demand a refund. I thought I as getting book not paper to wrap the catfood in.
Another great story the Colonel who has a knack of getting himself involved in mysterious deaths.A great asset to the village he now lives in with most people confiding in him. These stories are always an enjoyable read and I am looking forward to reading more in the series.
Bitter Poison ( Village Mysteries Book 5) by Margaret Mayhew An excellent story. A new family moves into the village. There is a distant sinister connection already living in the village. The wife dies from anaphylactic shock, but was it murder or was it misadventure?
Number 5 in this cosy mysteries series which keep me really engrossed. I love this intriguing series by Margaret Mayhew and look forward to what she has in store next for the retired Colonel. Highly recomended series.