This engrossing story looks like the start of a highly enjoyable series
For once a murder novel which displays a gentle touch and a dash of wit
Lovely characterisation and a neat plot
Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent
While Ann Granger's novels might be set in the familiar mode of traditional country crime stories, there is nothing old-fashioned about the characters, who are drawn with a telling eye for their human foibles and frailties. Granger is bang up to date
A clever and lively book
The plot is neat and ingenious, the characters rounded and touchingly credible
Praise for Ann Granger: 'Her usual impeccable plotting is fully in place'