Libby Serjeant and her friend Fran become involved in the strange rituals of the local Morris Men, when one of them is found dead on May Day and another seems to have vanished into thin air. Libby goes out of her comfort zone, as far as Cornwall, in search of the solution, which, in the end, is found much closer to home, turning out to be the most unpleasant case she has dealt with yet.
©2010 Lesley Cookman (P)2010 Soundings
I love English village mysteries and I wanted to like this---a mystery with a theme of Morris dancing should be a winner. It isn't. It's very talky in a trite way, and the plot unfolds at the rate of moss growing. Narration is quite good, but what a disappointment the story is. I know not everyone can be another Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, or Agatha Christie, and I am thrilled with even 50% of the quality of one of these great classic British mystery writers. This wasn't even at 10%.
Enjoyable story with good narrator. Part of story revolved around Morris Dancers, Cornwall, Goddess groups, etc. This was fascinating, esp. for myself from US. The plot itself, and the "secret" of the murderers were less interesting. Overall, good.
smarter than 'cozy', with a nice dollop of celtic/pagan plot to it, what makes this book absolutely dazzling to listen to is the wonderful narration by ms. tomlinson. it is like watching an episode of the great british tv mystery series "rosemary and thyme" or "pie in sky" which, if you are looking at downloading this book, would be just your cuppa check them out on netflix!
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