Saturday, January 31, 2009
DEATH UNDER THE DRYER
TITLE: DEATH UNDER THE DRYER
AUTHOR: SIMON BRETT
Details: no. 8 Fethering Mystery
Simon Brett writes wonderful cozy mysteries, and knows how to keep his readers guessing by introducing a variety of motives and suspects. The contrast between the two main characters, the uptight and conservative Carole Seddon and Jude, the free spirit, adds an interesting dynamic and ongoing story line to this series.
In this instalment, Carole is visiting a local hairdresser for the first time, when the body of the hairdresser's assistant is found in a back room. The young girl having been strangled.
Never able to resist a mystery, Carole and Jude start their investigation, which at first seems straight forward enough since the girl's boyfriend has disappeared. But the boys family seems strangely unconcerned about his disappearance, and there is an abundance of other suspects.