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Death and the Joyful Woman (Inspector George Felse, Bk 2)
Death and the Joyful Woman - Inspector George Felse, Bk 2 Author:Ellis Peters Alfred Armiger had laid his clever, vulgar hands on a beautiful old Tudor house and turned it into The Jolly Barmaid -- the latest addition to his chain of super road-houses. Then someone lays their hands on Armiger: he is found brutally beaten to death. — And there is no shortage of people who wanted him dead, as Detective Sergeant George Felse ... more »soon discovers. After sifting through the suspects and the few shreds of evidence available, he finally makes an arrest.
But to Dominic Felse, George's young son, Kitty Norris represents everything that is admirable in life. His certainty of her innocence in the crime drives him to take an alternative line of action to that of his father; one that forces him, at sixteen, to measure up to some unexpected and dangerous consequences...« less
This is the second story in the Sergeant Felse series. Unlike the first, this one captured my attention early on. Once again, Felse's son Dominic gets involved in solving the crime because the main suspect is a girl he has a crush on.
Unlike the first book, I had the murderer narrowed down to two people by the middle of the book. Then, with one sentence, the author let me know who it probably was. Still, it was still enjoyable to the end.
I'm looking forward to more mysteries solved by this unofficial father and son "team."
2nd in the Inspector George Felse series
back cover - by the celebrated author of the Brother Cadfael mysteries, this new edition of an Inspector Felse classic whodonit again makes available a gem of detective fiction--flawless, intricate, and executed with a master's touch.