When an obnoxious former Nazi land-worker is murdered in the small English village of Comerford, Chad Wedderburn, classics master and hero of the Resistance in WWII, is accused of the murder. But none of his students believes he is guilty, including Dominic Felse, who discovered the body. Dominic resolves to discover the true murderer.
About the Author
Although she wrote under a number of pseudonyms, Edith Mary Pargeter (1913-1995) is perhaps best known as the mystery author Ellis Peters. Pargeter wrote the Brother Cadfael series featuring a medieval Benedictine monk. She won many writing awards during her lifetime and a number of her Brother Cadfael books were made into television movies.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I liked the whole atmosphere in this mystery. It's a village in post-war UK. They are wondering can they go back to life before the war? Should they? It shows how people who are together in a small village their whole lifes manage to get along. I think it has the right balance between being overly cheery and dark and menacing. I remember reading kid's mysteries like Trixie Belden. It is a more realistic look at two 13-year olds being detectives.
This is a good mystery. Inspector Felse grows on you.