A village detective series with a delightful slice of humor. The last three Musical Directors of 'The Dalziels' had left them high and dry, by moving to France. Their next one was to make the'ultimate move', by getting himself murdered! The village band in Swinbury Abbot has jogged along quite happily for nigh on a decade, at the moment temporarily without a Musical Director. Band practices are free and easy affairs, the actual playing not commencing until after a rather lavish meal with wine, to be followed by more wine, and then maybe running through a piece or two, just for form's sake. Until, one evening, the vicar turns up with a new resident of Swinbury Abbot, whom he thinks is perfectly qualified and experienced enough to take charge of the preparations for a charity concert, in a couple of months' time, to mark the band's 10th anniversary, all monies being split between the Church Restoration Fund and a local charity. However, the newcomer's ideas of what a band practice consists of are completely at odds with the current mode of practice, and he sets out to rectify this. His clashes with the various band members cause enormous resentment and dislike, and, in one of them, a hatred strong enough to provoke murder! Into this welter of negative emotions, Detective Inspector Falconer and Detective Sergeant Carmichael of the Market Darley CID arrive, determined to get to the bottom of things and bring the killer to justice, whilst dealing with their own domestic and personal problems. But the mayhem doesn't stop there, and is to pose them many a problem, and yet another corpse, before they are able to close the case.
An ex-member of Mensa (bored!),Andrea Frazer is married, with four grown-up children, and lives in the Dordogne with her husband Tony and their seven cats. She has wanted to write since she first began to read at the age of five, but has been a little busy raising a family and working as a lecturer in Greek (she has a Fellowship Diploma in Greek), and teaching music.
Apart from writing, Andrea continues to teach music, and now also teaches French to ex-pats.
Her interests include playing several instruments (but not all at the same time!), reading, and choral singing (she sings with two choirs in a nearby town). In her spare time, she breathes!