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Murder At The Jolly Jester (The Ronald Rowntree Mysteries Book 1) by [THOMPSON, IAN]
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Book 1 of 3 in The Ronald Rowntree Mysteries (3 Book Series)

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Essentially the novel is a who-dunnit of the classic body in a room, how did it get there, who did the deed variety. Murder at the Jolly Jester also spins off into an exploration of village life which has all the overtones of big city crime and misdemeanours. Sharply written with some hilarious one-liners, the zero-hours contract gag is my favourite, Murder at the Jolly Jester is Ronald's story throughout. At first Ronald appears to be an unattractive, self-indulgent pub landlord but as the story develops so does Ronald's character. His journey of self-discovery and involvement in new relationships underpins the novel's complex plot. Ronald becomes more heroic and reveals unexpected strengths and traits. Sharing village life with Ronald are a catalogue of characters who in many cases are also seen in a new light as the novel moves towards its unexpected finale. In places the novel lives up to its laugh-out-loud billing but it's also dramatic, tense and quietly emotional. However, overall Murder at the Jolly Jester is funny and entertaining and I really enjoyed reading it.

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Who killed Old Pete?

Ronald Rowntree lives a fairly mundane life. Not only does he manage The Jolly Jester Public House, he lives above it too. One morning, he is readying himself for another ordinary day when his assistant, Sam, interrupts his breakfast, ranting about a corpse he's just found in the saloon bar.

A little put out by this unexpected turn of events, Ronald takes a look, but soon finds himself the chief suspect in a particularly gruesome murder.With the police seemingly convinced of his guilt, Ronald is forced to investigate the murder himself, and that is where the problems start.

Faced with a crime that no one, apart from him, could have committed, or had reason to, let alone the opportunity, he struggles to make headway. He does, however, find out that all is not what it seems in the Village of Duckley. Certainly not Adam Gosling, the owner of The Jolly Jester,or his wife, Abby. Fred Arkwright of Arkwright's Chest Emporium is not to be trusted, and nor is Trudy Lane, landlady of The Dog and Duck.

Drawn into Duckley's murky underworld, Ronald finds allies where he least expects them as he attempts to clear his name.

Can he prove he is innocent of the murder at the Jolly Jester?

Enjoy this laugh-out-loud dozy mystery as Ronald blunders from one crisis to the next.

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  • File Size: 6757 KB
  • Print Length: 326 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: December 15, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MQWWQR9
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,254 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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