This hero isn't obsessive-compulsive like "Monk" of TV fame. He's manic-depressive (now called bi-polar). How his quite ordinary new partner (he doesn't keep them long) learns to cope and how the two manage to solve crimes anyway is offbeat entertainment indeed.
This is a wonderful book. Written in a very English style, which makes since, the story is set in England, and I know that I missed some of the reference and humor points. I have read a lot of books set in England, written by many English authors, and have never had problems, but there was something about this one that swept around me.
A murder takes place after a cricket match, a man is killed with a bat, not a cricket bat, a baseball bat .... Maybe because it is a third book in a series also, that might have been why I didn't get the whole of the storyline. But it is a good book.
British Police procedural - with a cricket background. well written
IF YOU LIKE ENGLAND RELATED STORIES THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU.TWO DETECTIVES TRYING TO SOVE A MURDER.
This mystery, involving Inspector Don Packham and his partner, Frank Mitchell, centers around a murder at a cricket match. A man is bashed by a baseball bat. The suspects are the victim's wife, an American, an Irish comedian, but the murderer comes as a surprise after much investigation by the pair of detectives. Very interesting read.
A odd English mystery about murder at a cricket match.