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This review is from: The Heart of the Dales (Paperback)
This is the fifth installment of Gervase Phinn's Dales series, and we find ourselves in familiar territory. Wicked Mrs Savage, caustic Connie, beautiful Christine, and the usual suspects in the Inspectors office.
Curiously, as mentioned in other reviews, the anecdotes appear a little forced. That doesn't mean they aren't funny, but some of the subject matter didn't quite sit right.
It's a testament to the writing style that the time period of the story isn't obvious. There are no mentions of brands of cars, foods, etc, which means that this could have happened any time. That's one of the most enjoyable aspects of the series.
While there are the usual set pieces, there was less continuity than in previous books, but the sheer pleasure from reading about the kids is enough to give this 4 stars.