A sone house Aikengill is what the story revolves around. It has been in existence from the 1700s and its history has been well documented and is an integral part of the story. The present owner has inherited it from his uncle and though he loves tye isolation and the lifestyle of this part of Lancashire, he has still not made up his mind as to the house and his future.
Coincidentally Chief Inspector Macdonald is visiting the area because he is very keen on
finding a retirement home and farm for himself. The unexpected sheep stealing is a new
phenomenon which is worrying the locals and when Aikengill is set alight causing the death
of the housekeeper, all detectives are on the case.
It was not the detection alone that drew me in. The wealth of history in the house and
church records (which were part of the story) , the sturdy characters of sheep farmers, even
the language used was so different and though slow, was never boring. I will be coming
back to this author very soon.
Sent by Poisoned Pen Press for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley
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