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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Fell Murder by E C R Lorac

Apart from the Classic Crime bit which I love, the cover drew me in so much. It seemed to epitomise all the characters in this story. The farmers, the victims, the victim's children, the by standers, even the publican. All aloof, all minding their own business, insular and very much closed to "outsiders".

A leading farmer found shot dead after a fox hunt. Hardly any suspects around and the detectives put in charge of the case are being stone walled. It is not easy to understand the laconic attitude of the people and you need a special man to get to grips with the problem. Chief Inspector MacDonald is ideal. He is trusted by the locals very fast, and quietly goes about unraveling what is a seemingly impossible task. One and then a second victim much later with no possible suspects.

This was a particularly good class crime one, definitely well above many of the others I've read.

Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press for sending it on to me. An unbiased review for Netgalley who facilitated me getting this book.


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

I like the cover, too, as well as the farm setting and the close-knit local community.

carol said...

I read this a while back and really enjoyed it.