"Fine investigative tale"
After a successful career in the Home Office, Carole Seddon
retires to the seashore resort town of Fethering in West
Sussex where she becomes friends with Jude, her next door
neighbor. They partner up solving several local
homicides. Carole has recently taken a volunteer position
of trustee at Bracketts House, the home where the famous
Catholic writer Esmond Chadleigh once lived. The property
was turned into a heritage house and is in need of outside
funding to keep operating.
In the kitchen garden, a skeleton is found that dates back
over seventy years. The find horrifies many of the
trustees who don't want the author's named sullied. When
Carole and Sheila Cartwright, the unofficial head of
Bracketts House, is murdered, Carole believes there is a
the bodies found in the kitchen garden and Sheila's death
and she is determined to find the common link knowing she
may already be in danger.
Although Jude isn't working the investigation as much as
usual because she is nursing a very sick friend, Carole
picks up the slack and for once is not overshadowed by her
best friend. She proves she can investigate a murder on
her own and is able to subtly put the pieces together to
figure out why the homicide occurred in the first place.
Carole ferrets out the secrets and scandals of Bracketts
House, which makes the heritage home more appealing to
visitors and readers.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 13, 2003