TITLE: THE POISONING IN THE PUB
AUTHOR: SIMON BRETT
Details: no. 10 The Fethering Mysteries
This time, trouble strikes close to home for Carole Seddon and Jude because it's centered around their local pub and Ted Crisp, the pub's landlord and their friend.
It starts out innocently enough with an outbreak of food poisoning closing down the place for a few days.When the place reopens, it suddenly finds itself very popular with a group of bikers, determined to upset the peace and quiet in the neighbourhood. When the problems culminate in someone being killed on the pub's premisses, Jude and Carole jump into action, determined to save their friend's pub and reputation.Ted himself is close to despair. His estranged wife is looking for a divorce with a huge settlement. Between that and all the recent trouble, Ted is seriously considering selling his beloved pub.
Once again, Brett delivered and charming and well plotted, cozy, mystery. Carole and Jude's friendship remains a strange one, but that's one of the reasons these books are such fun.
I'm already looking forward to the next one, whenever it may be coming out.