Faithful Unto Death: Complete & Unabridged Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 1 Aug 1997
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In this compulsive fifth mystery of the series on which Midsomer Murders is based, Inspector Barnaby must unravel the truth about a marriage--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Creator of Midsomer Murders and Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, Caroline Graham was born in Warwickshire and educated at Nuneaton High School for Girls, and later the Open University. She was awarded an MA in Theatre Studies at Birmingham University, and has written several plays for both radio and theatre. She has been dubbed by The Sunday Times as, 'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie'. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Village life with all its gold fish bowl qualities is very well described as are the villagers themselves. I failed to work out what was going on until Barnaby himself suddenly worked it out. The clues are there when you look back but most readers will miss them I think. I liked the characters and thought they were well done especially the colourful and eccentric Elfrida and her friend Cubby who both see more than most people.
Troy and Barnaby are interesting characters themselves and their relationship is not always as smooth as it might be. Troy is a misogynist and fond of inappropriate jokes and comments which frequently annoy and disgust Tom Barnaby. I liked the glimpses the reader gets of Barnaby's home life where his indigestion problems are less common since he took over the cooking.
This is a well written book and a well written series where the characters are far from two dimensional and things don't always work out perfectly. Motivations are well drawn and the reader feels some sympathy for the villains even though they are guilty. If you like your crime novels in the classic mould then give this series a try - they can be read in any order.
I dislike the book version of Gavin Troy who is vain and arrogant, the polar opposite of his TV counterpart.
This aside, "Faithful unto Death" is a clever, suspenseful tale that kept me guessing to the end.
In this book we have 2 missing women, 2 mysterious deaths, a kidnapping and plenty of village gossip. It isn't a book which lacks substance!
I very much liked the character of Barnaby in this book. He seems a nice enough guy, he makes some mistakes, he loves his family, is occasionally weak and has the odd not very nice moment - a typical human. Troy, on the other hand, was not at all what I expected. He is not a nice man being extremely sexist and enjoying making some other people's lives a misery. Personally I felt that Barnaby should have reigned him in a bit more. In reality I could see him facing more than one disciplinary for his behaviour. There are several not very nice characters in this book - I won't mention who as this is part of the twists towards the end of the plot.
This is a good, solid detective story. There are plenty of twists, a few which were perhaps a twist too far for reality but that is not uncommon in a detective book. The characters had substance and personality. The setting in a small village was well described if a little twee in places. I also found myself smiling at some of the characters and their actions.
There is nothing really sensational about this book. There is no "wow" factor but there was plenty to keep me reading and wanting to find out what happened. I don't think I'd necessarily seek out any more of this series but should one come my way then I would be quite happy to settle down and read it.
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This is the first Inspector Barnaby book I read. As a fan of the tv show I was disappointed with the drastic differences between the main characters, notably Barnaby and Troy, in... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rebecca Bridson
Really good book murdered mastery crime books Caroline Graham is a good writer love her books and reckermind them to peoplePublished 15 months ago by chloe