Cal Horticultural Society Flower Show where locals enter their flowers fruit veggies etc #to be judged all in a friendly competition This ear however is different #be judged all in a friendly competition This ear however is different fortuneteller aka Nurse Cooper is found dead under a tarp at the end of the day when the tents all have to come down She was a gentle soul and according to all would never hurt a fly So why on earth was she killed This is the puzzle that Sloan and Crosby will have to solve before they even get to the whodunit The ending was a bit thought out this time and it is a
mystery with a number of red herrings I d say that people who like British mysteries or police procedurals would enjoy this one Not a cozy so don t expect one Not the best of the series much too much rumination in Sloan s head Every sentence is a paragraph and every line of dialogue is followed by a pointless mostly stream of consciousness This has the impact of slowing the book WAY down Should have been 50 pages shorter I found this book very disappointing There is virtually no detection in it at all The case is solved by a flash of inspiration The culprit was easy to identify Most annoying of all is the dialogue which consists almost entirely of what I would describe as smart repartit If ou want to read this type of English country murder then look no further than The Flaxborough Chronicles of Colin Watson. Tive Constable Crosby arrive to investigate a murder for which there seems no means no motive and no opportuni. .FINE MYSTERY WITH A NUMBER OF
Is inept DC Crosby The wit is sharp as #A Knife And The Characters #knife and the characters always fun Something seems to have gone wrong with the judging of the vegetables and fruit at the Almstone flower festival when some tomatoes which definitely aren t the best on show win first prize This is the first indication that things aren t all they should be The second is the dead body of the fortune teller AKA the District Nurse Joyce Cooper Sloan and Crosby have their work cut out to unravel the mystery especially as Joyce seems to have been one of the nicest people imaginableI enjoyed this portrait of village life as well as the mystery which surrounds the murder Sloan and Crosby make a good due with Sloan seeing than people give him credit for and Crosby just occasionally hitting the nail on the head by reducing everything to its most basic terms If ou want something light and easy to read with plenty of wry and dry humour then give this excellent series a try Description Things had gone wrong from the very beginning at the Almstone Flower Show including a missing fortuneteller But events take "a decidedly macabre turn when the fortuneteller is found and Detective Inspector Sloan and Detective Constable "decidedly macabre turn when the fortuneteller is found and Detective Inspector Sloan and Detective Constable arrive to investigate a murder for which there seems no means no motive and no opportunity Well each ear in the small village of Almstone there is the lo. T events take a decidedly macabre turn when the fortuneteller is found and Detective Inspector Sloan and Detec. I really wanted to love this book I d read another book by this author a while ago and was fairly luke warm about it but kept hearing good things about her so I thought I d try another oneIt started off well with some of the elements I enjoy in a murder mystery including a village setting and a varied group of characters But I didn t really get to know any of them and there was no one I could really root for so I found myself losing interest in the second half of the #Book Another Cozy British #Another cozy British "from catherine aird passing strange is a story "Catherine Aird Passing Strange is a story her Inspector CD Sloane series about the bucolic English countryside and the murders that occur for a host of unusual reasons This time Inspector Sloane tackles the murder of the county nurse at a Horticult I honestly thought I had this one figured out The setting of the fair was very fund and as always I loved the pace I find
I can chew one of Catherine Aird s novels very uicklycan chew one of Catherine Aird s novels very uickly stuff Listening to this sent me to sleep than once So I guess it s a good sleep aid You re welcome The wrong tomatoes win the blue ribbon Someone s parked their mini in front to the gate and it s time to milk the cows The Priory is in want of its heiress but no one can say for sure if this girl is the girl Well no one except the nurse Guess what Fans of British cozies will love this series featuring Sloan and Things had gone wrong from the very beginning at the Almstone Flower Show including a missing fortuneteller Bu.