Lois Meade runs a cleaning service somewhere in England and reluctantly helps the local detective solve crimes. This is the second of a series involving each day of the week. Unlike Agatha Christie's Jane Marple, Lois gets actively involved in solving modern day crimes like the illegal drug trade and laundering money. I like how the author weaves the difficulties of crime-solving in with daily family life. Lois and husband Derek are average people just trying to make a good life for their children. Lois cannot walk away when crime comes close to home even though she does not especially like working with Detective Cowgill. These books are somewhere between cozies and crime thrillers without lots of gore.
Housecleaning is hard work. But when Lois decides to take a little break in the peaceful atmosphere of a small chapel, she discovers a dead body....dressed in a suit of armor....and winds up with even more work to do. Since her job is tailor-made for snooping, Detective Inspector Cowgill convinces Lois to polish up her sleuthing skills once again, against her husband's wishes. But when she discovers another body....and her husband is almost killed in a hit-and-run....Lois becomes more determined than ever to make sure the killer is found and taken out with the trash...
This book was very well written with a extremely good plot and believable characters. I couldn't put it down.
This author is really growing on me. I liked her first in this series, but this second is much much better. Long live ambition and cleaning ladies.
Absolutely wonderful British book! I enjoyed it so much!Much better than the first book in the series, and makes me want to read book three right away.
Great mystery. 2nd to the series.