Mysteries - Book IIJoyce Cato
30 April 2015 / ISBN 9780719815430
by Rachel A Hyde
Monica Noble lives in a flat with her husband and daughter from
a previous marriage. Not long before they lived in the whole
building, a vast pile that has now been converted into apartments.
Now that several of the others are inhabited she decides to
throw a housewarming party, but during the festivities a shot
is heard. Inside one of the vacant apartments is a body of one
of the residents and when the police’s suspicions are
a bit close to home Monica decides to turn detective herself.
Murder in the Vicarage 21st century style! This cozy
tale has all the right ingredients: a vicar, sleepy Cotswold
village, handsome detective and assortment of suspicious-seeming
residents. On the surface this story could have taken place
some time ago but look closer and this is very much a modern
tale; a nice touch. To say more might spoil the story which
is not difficult to work out, as this is a simple linear tale
with no sub plots. Instead the author imbues her story with
a tangible description of a baking hot summer, warring and flirting
suspects all with secrets and a village coming to terms with
the present day. An enjoyable novel that might well be the start
of a new series.