PUBLISHED BY CRÈME DE LA CRIME

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SIMON BRETT

When an author event at the local library ends in murder, Jude finds herself a suspect in the waspishly witty new Fethering mystery.

Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. Although they haven?t met for twenty years, Jude is not surprised to find that St Clair hasn?t changed, with his towering ego and somewhat shaky relationship with the truth. What Jude hadn’t been suspecting however was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death.

More worrying, from Jude’s point of view, is the fact that the investigating police officers seem to be convinced that she herself was responsible for the crime. With the evidence stacking up against her, Jude enlists the help of her neighbour Carole not just to solve the murder but to prevent herself from being arrested for committing it.

img_2422Simon Brett is a prolific British writer of whodunnits.

He is the son of a Chartered Surveyor and was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he got a first-class honours degree in English.

He then joined the BBC as a trainee and worked for BBC Radio and London Weekend Television, where his work included ‘Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ and ‘Frank Muir Goes Into …’.

After his spells with the media, he began devoting most of his time to writing from the late 1970s and is well known for his various series of crime novels.

He is married with three children and lives in Burpham, near Arundel, West Sussex, England. He is the current president of the Detection Club.

WHAT DID I THINK?

This is a mild crime novel from a series of about 18 and it is the sort of book that my Nan would have loved. The setting of a library is great as they are so lovely and very ‘writerly’ You can pick this up and get straight back into it with no trouble. The characters match the book so very well so it all just flows really well.

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