Richard is a middle-aged Englishman who runs a B&B in the fictional Val de Follet in the Loire Valley. Nothing ever happens to Richard, and really that’s the way he likes it.
One day, however, one of his older guests disappears, leaving behind a bloody handprint on the wallpaper. Another guest, the exotic Valérie, persuades a reluctant Richard to join her in investigating the disappearance.
Richard remains a dazed passenger in the case until things become really serious and someone murders Ava Gardner, one of his beloved hens … and you don’t mess with a fellow’s hens!
This is a mystery book set in rural France. I like the way Ian the author has written as it is a lot more funnier than a murder mystery book would normally be. There is some great sounding food and enough twists to get you all in a tiz. Even the first line of the story made me laugh and I knew then that it was something I would enjoy to read. It is all about Richard who is running a B&B in France. When one of the guests leaves a bloody handprint on the wall, Richard then investigates where it had come from. Another guest helps him too. It is just too funny for words and I look forward to seeing what Ian writes next.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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