Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mud, muck and dead things by Ann Granger

Lucas Burton hates the countryside. To him it's nothing but mud, muck and dead things. And he's right. When he turns up at a deserted farm in the middle of nowhere hoping to conduct a lucrative business deal he stumbles across the body of a dead girl. And that's just the start of his problems. Penny Gower, from the local stables, spots his silver Mercedes leaving the scene of the crime and when her friend Andrew Ferris calls the police it's only a matter of time before Lucas gets a visit from someone he'd rather not see! Inspector Jess Campbell is on the case, but with very few leads and a new superintendent breathing down her neck, the pressure's on. Then another dead body is found (from the publisher)!
Well written English crime/mystery with a village feel. Not a psychopathic killer in sight and no graphic forensic detail. Good characters - both the police and the cast of supporting locals - I'll read more as the series progresses. Just right for weekend reading in a comfy chair with cups of tea and a warm fire!
Rating - I give this 4/5
Get this from the library
Reviewed by Sarah @ home

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