At the Man with a Load of Mischief, they found the dead body stuck in a keg of beer. At the Jack and Hammer, another body was stuck out on the beam of the pub's sign, replacing the mechanical man who kept the time. Two pubs. Two murders. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help. Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside of town for the killer. Except for one Melrose Plant. A keen observer of human nature, he points Jury in the right direction: into the darkest parts of his neighbors' hearts....
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? Somewhere in the top 25. But I have many :o)
I could not agree less (respectfully...) with the listener who did not like Steve Wests performance here, I love it. Maybe this is just an example how taste can be different. I like his performance in acting all the different players accents (which are supposed to be far from Oxford...) and will be looking for more of his reads.
The story is a great beginning to a series for me. While not new, it is a new find for me and by now I have been through the first three books and am getting more and more "hooked".
A clear recommendation to all who like English crime stories and all their weird (sorry, interesting) characters.