Fete Fatale Author:Robert Barnard A witty and unusual murder mystery set in Hexton-on-Weir, a Yorkshire town where the women are traditional and old-fashioned and hold all the power. The ladies' latest decree is that a certaion Father Battersby is not the proper vicar for Hexton. Father Battersby has shockingly high-church tendencies, and the local female population is determi... more »ned to keep him out.
Veterinarian Marcus Kitteredge and his wife Helen observe the machinations from an amused if slightly uneasy distance. Perhaps, they thing, when Father Battersby arrives for the annual church fete, he can make piece with his demale foes. Rather than dentente, however, the fete leads to murder.« less