Death and Croissants ( A Follet Valley Mystery) By Ian Moore

Death and Croissants ( A Follet Valley Mystery) By Ian Moore

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!

My Thoughts:

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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The Honjin Murders By Seishi Yokomizo

The Honjin Murders By Seishi Yokomizo

honjin

Japan’s greatest classic murder mystery, translated into English for the first time

In the winter of 1937, the village of Okamura is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding of a son of the grand Ichiyanagi family. But amid the gossip over the approaching festivities, there is also a worrying rumour – it seems a sinister masked man has been asking questions around the village.

Then, on the night of the wedding, the Ichiyanagi household are woken by a terrible scream, followed by the sound of eerie music. Death has come to Okamura, leaving no trace but a bloody samurai sword, thrust into the pristine snow outside the house.

Soon, amateur detective Kosuke Kindaichi is on the scene to investigate what will become a legendary murder case, but can this scruffy sleuth solve a seemingly impossible crime?

My Thoughts:

I wasn’t too sure what I was expecting from this book, but it was absolutely spell bounding and I couldn’t stop reading. It is a nice short story with only 189 pages. The first few chapters I wondered where the story was going to go but as you get into the story it evolves and is a mystery. If you like a murder mystery then this is the book for you as it is so cleverly written and just a bit different.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honjin-Murders-Pushkin-Vertigo-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honjin-Murders-Pushkin-Vertigo