I’m a huge fan of Simon Brett’s Charles Paris series (as well as the BBC Radio 4 adaptations with Bill Nighy – can’t recommend them enough!) and have also enjoyed his Fethering series but this was the first Mrs Pargeter book I have read. It probably won’t be my last either although I didn’t think it was quite as good as some of the other series. It’s a very quick read and there’s not much depth to it; the plot is very convenient and requires enormous suspensions of disbelief!
That said, it’s good fun with some humorous moments and a decent mystery. If you have read and enjoyed Mrs Pargeter before, I am sure you will like this one. Thank you to NetGalley and Severn House for the ARC.