Friday, 22 January 2010
Grimy Cosy Crime
And it did! albeit initially in a muddy way. We are introduced to Lucas Burton, a shady businessman, who initially discovers the body of a young woman at his rendez-vous point in an abandoned barn on Cricket Farm. He panics and flees from the scene but not before being spotted by a local and scraping his silver mercedes on a post. Jess Campbell (a thirty-something police inspector) is called in to investigate the discovery and we are introduced to a number of characters who all seem to have something to hide. Throw in an old family murder on Cricket Farm, and the only surviving relative talking to ghosts, and we have an interesting setup.
This novel tends to portray more of Inspector Jess Campbell than her new boss, Superintendent Ian Carter, and I assume that Granger will be developing his character and their relationship in upcoming novels. Sadly, a quick search on Amazon did not reveal any forthcoming Carter and Campbell novels on the horizon although Granger has another instalment in a different series lined up for this year.