Returning with his wife and infant daughter to Wales for a family reunion, Canadian Mounted Police detective Madoc Rhys finds himself investigating the death of his cousin. By the author of An Owl Too Many.
©1992 Charlotte McLeod (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I have read or listened to many of Charlotte MacLeod's books. I enjoy the characters, the humor, the settings and the mysteries.
This book takes place in a large house in rural Wales. The author spends just enough time describing the settings, the characters, and some ancient Welsh traditions. As I listened, I envisioned how the place and the characters looked.
Early in the book the pace is relaxed - that was fine for me. When a murder takes place, the pace picks up appropriately.
For me the humor was gentle and chuckle inducing. It helped make two especially annoying characters bearable.
Narrator William Dufris does an admirable job voicing a large number of male and female characters. It took me a chapter or two to get accustomed to his "rhythm". I'm not a stickler about "correctness" of character accents. If you are I would suggest that you listen to the sample.
This book does not include graphic sex or violence. It is not a "thriller." If you enjoy a relaxed "cozy" mystery with a good story and a sense of humor, this book is for you.
I love Charlotte MacLeod's writing, but this book never really grabbed me ... until I listened to William Dufris's reading. Now I understood more of the humor, etc. I can't say enough good things about this performance!
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