'This is the most cheerful book about murder I've ever read' The Bookbag
Welcome to Castle Kidbury - a pretty town in a green West Country valley. It's home to all sorts of people, with all the stresses and joys of modern life, but with a town square and a proper butcher's. It also has, for our purposes, a rash of gory murders ...
A dead body is found in the tacky 1970s splendour of the local Jolly Cook diner. Nailed to the plastic seating, on the formica table in front of it is a complimentary lollipop, the sort given to kids as they leave the cafe.
Bodies begin to pile up. The police believe a serial killer is at work. While local sleuth Jess Castle chases this new villain, she also wrestles with her attraction to Mitch, a newcomer to Castle Kidbury. His can-do Aussie attitude, coupled with the pathos of a lone man bringing up a gaggle of barefoot kids, affects her deeply. Lawyer Rupert, who has always had a soft spot for Jess, doesn’t like it one bit.
Fast-paced and funny, this is perfect for fans of MC Beaton’s Agatha Raisin, and classic murder mysteries!
M.B. Vincent is a married couple. She writes romantic fiction; he writes songs and TV theme tunes. They've even written musicals together. They work at opposite ends of the house, andthey meet in the middle to write about Jess Castle and Castle Kidbury, the West Country's goriest market town. When they're not making up books, tunes, and mysteries, they cram head out in an open- top car and explore. They particularly like West Country market towns ...
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