Very amusing mystery-retired Police Inspector pairs up with "of a certain age" Lizzie Thomas to keep Lizzie's daughter (a newly self-made widow) out of jail and to recover her only inheritance from her late, unlamented husband....the Pew Group.
A well-written British-style mystery.
Although this mystery starts off with a very spontaneous murder the crux of the story is about the theft of a very valuable piece of pottery. It was a great romp, I loved it. Full of wonderful characters and an old village church crumbling around them. A 'witches coven' regularly cavorting naked in the full moon through the pastures, Miss Hislop the virginal old maid, crazy about the new young curate Michael Sabini and determined to experience sex just once in her lifetime! John Webber, the detective put out to pasture by his bosses, comes home to Flaxfield to get in shape again (or should he just retire?) and leads the hunt for the Pew Group. Mrs. Lizzie Thomas, Doreen's irrepressible mother, determined to set her daughter's life to right and maybe find love in the middle of it? The sexy Irishman, O'Shea with his butterflies on his bum. Not to mention the delightful vicar, William Coley, who's single-minded determination to get the restoration of his church funded might involve the infamous Pew Group! What in the world does he have up his sleeve!? Will it ever come out that Doreen tripped her husband? Guess you'll have to read it to see! You won't be sorry. A really fun read and delightful plot-line.