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4.0 out of 5 stars intriguing English village investigation, December 6, 2011
This review is from: Foul Play at Four (Lois Meade Mystery) (Hardcover)
Recent serial robberies have shaken the villagers of Long Farnden, England. Grocery store owner Josie March is the latest robbery victim as someone took one hundred pounds from her establishment. Josie's fiancé Police Sergeant Matthew Vickers and her mom New Brooms cleaning service owner Lois are as irate as the victim is as a hundred pounds could bankrupt Josie.

However, mother and daughter becomes angrier when family patriarch Derek the electrician is hammered to death during a theft at the home of magistrate Mrs. Tollervey-Jones. Lois-and Detective Chief Inspector Hunter Cowgill investigate the robberies that are turning increasingly violent.

The latest Lois Meade amateur sleuth whodunit (see Threats at Three) is an intriguing English village investigation with a fresh twist in which the readers ironically know the identity of the thieves, brothers Gerald and Clive Mowlem, long before the cleaner or the cops do. Thus in spite of being fast-paced, the entertaining story line lacks the taut suspense of previous entries in the long running series. Still fans will enjoy Lois' latest case as the global economic meltdown hammers Long Farnden, Tresham and the other nearby villages.

Harriet Klausner
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Initial post: Jan 17, 2012 6:02:11 PM PST
S.K. B. says:
Correction: Derek the electrician is hit on the head and loses conciousness, but is not "hammered to death."

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012 3:48:17 AM PST
Nick Brett says:
She has no idea, she hasn't bothered to read the book.....

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 8:12:59 PM PST
Bo says:
Ms. Klausner has obviously not read the book since Derek was not even taken to the hospital; he had a concussion and missed a couple of days work.

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 5:39:46 AM PST
S. Wilson says:
I was stunned and angry that a reviewer would just casually give away such crucial information as Derek's death in a review. I was glad to find out Derek wasn't killed, but what was the reviewer thinking? Even if it had been true, it was not something to tell out front. Talk about spoilers.
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