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Murder In The Fells (Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates Book 19) Kindle Edition
NEW FOR 2022 – STAND-ALONE, #19 IN THE SERIES. MEET MAVERICK BRITISH DETECTIVE DI SKELGILL... "A COMPELLING BRITISH CRIME MYSTERY."EVIL LIES UNDETECTED When shepherd Jud Hope finds an American passport in a fox’s earth, a connection is made to an unidentified fatality – an elderly female walker who fell to her death in a treacherous rocky gill near Ambleside.
Meanwhile, a spate of ‘nighthawker’ incidents sees ancient monuments desecrated under cover of darkness. The spotlight falls upon Derek Shaw, a museum curator exploring Cumbria’s Roman heritage.
Onto this stage emerges a second senior American hiker, Dorothy Baum. The intrepid Dorothy is here to meet her online sweetheart, Professor Felix Stowe-Upland, an expert in classical archaeology.
But when Felix fails to materialise, Dorothy falls in with an eccentric walking companion, ‘Kooky Cathy’, as she comes to call her. Derek Shaw seems to be shadowing the pair. Felix remains elusive, stringing Dorothy along with promises of his arrival.
Skelgill and his team realise Dorothy is in jeopardy. But they are two steps behind and the clock is ticking. She is somewhere in the fells, but where? The chain of Roman forts that she follows stretches from Ravenglass on the southwest coast, to Penrith in the far northeast.
And Dorothy seems to be covering her tracks.
"Great characters. Great atmospheric locale. Great plots. What's not to like?"Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars
- ASIN : B0B2WDL81P
- Publisher : Lucius; 1st edition (31 May 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 2552 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 267 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B0B2HZKSXL
- Best Sellers Rank: 19,597 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 June 2022
I have enjoyed the whole series of Skelgill books , this one was as enjoyable as the others . They can be enjoyed on various levels from the mystery which was different in this book as they were trying to save the next victim , to the characters and their relationships which you can read as much into as you want or remain confused ! Otherwise there are the wonderful descriptions of the areas which you need to look up and the use of language and especially dialect which adds to the pleasure .And as a personal sidebar I always enjoy finding a mention of 'cuddy wifters' i.e. left handers which appears in all the books. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 July 2022
So disappointed there are no more left to read just now. I've just finished reading them all again for the second time and enjoyed them just as much. Skelgill has a well-rounded team, whose skills complement one another, and the inevitable incursions of the dastardly DI Smart just make them closer to our hearts! As a cockney living in Scotland, who visits the Lake District on a regular basis, I feel this is the perfect series for me! (Although I have to suspend my disbelief that DS Leyton is still in his shiny shoes after all the trials and tribulations they have given him!). Looking forward to the next instalment.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 June 2022
This is a wonderful addition to a super series. Set in the lakes the author brings Cumbria alive. The characters are like old friends and the dialect of the area is always fascinating. This book was definitely the best so far as it wove several story threads to a great climax. Thanks Bruce for this and the cake recipes
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 June 2022
I really enjoyed reading this story. Excellent plot with enough red herrings to keep you guessing. Also some great descriptions of the beautiful Lake District. Quite a different style from many crime writers, which is a pleasant change. Looking firward to book 20 in the series.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 May 2022
... and another great Skelgill mystery, compelling, as advertised. There is a small peek into a side of Skelgill that I don't recall seeing before - and an intriguing and incisive biographical sketch by DS Jones. Some uncomfortable truths for certain readers ... and some laugh-out-loud lines from the usual suspects!