Thursday, February 19, 2009
BLOOD AT THE BOOKIES
TITLE: BLOOD AT THE BOOKIES
AUTHOR: SIMON BRETT
Details: no. 9 Fethering Mystery
This series just keeps on providing good, solid and cozy mysteries while at the same time touching on the occasional social issue.
In this ninth book in the series, Jude is in the local bookies, placing bets for an ill neighbour when a young man stumbles in, looks around and stumbles out again. Only minutes later Jude finds the young man outside dying from a knife wound.
The young man turns out to be Polish, and Jude and Carole, unable to resist another murder investigation, soon discover that there are very few clues. Even when they're joined by the dead man's sister things remain very unclear. And once they do discover the truth, it puts them in considerable danger.
There are times when a traditional (style) mystery is the best and most rewarding to read, as the author himself suggests in this book.