I read the first two Libby Sarjeant mysteries on holiday and was hooked, completely ignoring scorching sun, turquoise sea and white sand to be embroiled in the brilliantly-written murderous shenanigans in Steeple Martin and the surrounding Kent villages. The third in the series, Murder in Midwinter, was therefore top of my Christmas Wish List - and I wasn't disappointed. This time, ignoring friends and family and the festive fun, I joined Libby, Fran, Peter and Harry and the rest of the gang (a gang who are so real that I'm convinced they're all living, breathing people) as once again they're plunged into a cleverly-crafted story involving shock inheritances, mysterious deaths, and all manner of deeply-hidden secrets. This book is another perfect page-turning English village murder mystery that is simply unputdownable. Fans of Agatha Raisin need look no further. I'd give Murder in Midwinter more than 5 stars if I could and am now impatiently waiting for the next instalment.