With a job offer, Elspeth’s friend from
London has come to stay, and Peter yearns for the excitement
of the Wychwood case. I have to confess that I did, too, as
I am not a romance fan and just wanted to read a spooky detective
story. Of course, this is present as well, albeit at a more
leisurely pace. The sleuths have a lot of suspects to sift
through, ranging from a café waitress with a mysterious
secret, the new owners of the manor house and their rebellious
daughter, the local historian and the festival’s organizers.
If you want a comparison think Midsomer Murders
crossed with Kate Ellis or Elly Griffiths. Expect an exciting
denouement and more skeletons being unearthed than just those
of the witch, and you have a good yarn for a dark autumn evening.
I like the ambiguous feeling that there might or might not
be a supernatural angle; you don’t have to be a woo-woo
reader to enjoy this book.
Note: A couple of slightly gory descriptions
of other titles in this series