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- Print Length: 224 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 20, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FZUYZ1Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,541 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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There is two main story-lines running in this book. One of them involves the inspector Graham and of course is the mystery of the fallen hero. That one is a criminal investigation, and that story is quite good.
The other one is the story of the string quartet, who have played at the wedding, and come back for sightseeing the day after, and then get lost. My main problem with the book is that these two storylines are too separate. When the musicians start investigating the cellar I expected them to find some evidence that could help in solving the crime, but no; they do not even learn that a death has occurred after the wedding. Neither do they have any relations to the group of suspects in the crime. The two storylines could be justified if they had merged in the end, but they did not. As the text is skipping back and forth between the two stories I felt as I was reading two different books at the same time, and when I finished the book I felt that if I had skipped the sections with the story of the lost musicians - that I did not find especially interesting - , that had not prevented me from understanding the plot in the crime story.
Set a few weeks after the events of the second book, Inspector Graham has begun to settle into a routine that is helping to keep his demons (discussed in the first book) away. His plans of a quiet Sunday morning exploring a nearby castle before the normal tourists arrive are dashed upon the thick stone when a newlywed husband’s death is discovered. Another engrossing who-done-it from this author where it’s difficult to pin down just who is the murderer (if it’s even a murder). Because crime never manages to arrive only one investigation at a time, this story also includes another side mystery involving the string quartet who played at the wedding held at the castle.
The humor becomes more pronounced from the previous story as the characters become more comfortable with each other.
Reading the previous books in this series is not necessary to enjoy this one, but they will provide additional depth to various comments and situations.
We learn a bit more about why the Inspector is so passionate about his tea and discover more about the officers who work with him. There are a few unexpected surprises that add interest to the story. You can read this cozy mystery knowing there is no graphic sex, language or violence. I had no idea who the killer was u til the reveal.
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Was George pushed or did he jump - and why? What are the old family secrets hidden by the bride's family - do they have any bearing on the current investigation? How and where did the musicians vanish from the wedding venue and what do they find in their 'subterranean world'?
You won't want to put down this book from the time you open the cover until the minute the killer [or killers] are unmasked at the end. I also appreciated the summary of what happened to the 'incidental' (but still very interesting), characters, bringing this novel to a satisfying conclusion...I loved it!
The writing style is exceptionally irritating so I skimmed through it rather than wasting my time reading it properly.
Even so that took a couple of days that I won't get back!!
The story side by side with the murder/suicide was a good way of keeping you thinking.
Thoroughly enjoyable, highly recommended. Thank you
I can see why, they are gentle stories, more cerebral than action, however this matches what I enjoy in whodunits.
The scene setting the plot and especially Inspectors Graham , I love him !!!
Looking forward to the next instalment
This book weaves a spell building a picture of the people and of the lovely island of Jersey, read and enjoy, as I did.