Death on the Downs by Simon Brett
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Another adventure from the village of Fethering featuring the odd couple of sleuths, Carol Seddon and her friend, Jude. Carol stumbles on some bones in a barn while sheltering from a storm. She has to try to find out who the bones belonged to and, unfortunately, who murdered the victim. This sets up the amateur detective scenario in which the two friends bumble into the clues and then the solution.
The book is charming because of the characters and environment. The mystery is just the vehicle to propel us through the charming village of Fethering and the Weldisham Downs. While the mystery is interesting, the lives of the main characters is what brings me back to these books, that and the probably non-existent village life of the English countryside.
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