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The settings are well portrayed, in Bedfordshire and the Channel Islands, and there's even a little love interest. I was particularly intrigued by Helen the farm cleaning lady who had designer clothes and jewellery.
So a very enjoyable, well-written book.
I particularly liked the evocative scenes set in Diana's much-loved Channel Islands and could easily imagine this book as a successful TV drama. The eventual denouement is original and inventive - I definitely didn't see it coming! Highly recommended, Murder, Now and Then is one of those books you can't put down until the mystery is solved.
I get the impression that the author is well versed in historical research, some of which is described in the book in connection with the earlier murder. She is certainly interested in a sense of place, which comes out well when she deals with the locations the action takes place in, Bedfordshire and Jersey.
The ‘now’ murder is that of a farmer, and for want of another suspect the lead detective is sure the farmer’s wife did it. The fact that she has no real motive does not concern him unduly, and he is overly is keen to crack the case before he retires. Fortunately, his junior officers are not convinced. Two of these, DS Tony Brown and DC Cathy Peterson, persevere in their efforts to figure it all out. In the course of these efforts they get somewhat close and personal in a hotel bedroom though not, dear tax-payer, in police time. And so the book offers some romantic interest as well.
Without giving away details of the plot, it turns out that the two murders a century apart are in fact connected, but it seems unlikely to me that the reader will figure out how without the help of the author since the connection is really quite ingenious. This reader certainly failed to crack it, though one aspect at least of what is going on is clearly signaled.
This is not a breathless book.Read more ›
I read this book because it was recommended by someone I met while on a country walk, not far from the Bedfordshire scenes described in it. So, I thought, a murder mystery set in the future; this will be all forensic hoo-ha and teleportation. And jet powered backpacks.
But it isn’t, it’s what used to be called a cracking yarn. It’s a family story that binds together individuals and their echoes across time with modern day obsessions and behaviours and sets them in realistic settings, both then and now. There are a lot of characters but I never lost track of who they were or where or when they were. There are enough red herrings to throw you off the identity of the real killer, some love interest and just a little bit of gentle sex (not much). I live in and love Bedfordshire and it was thrilling for me to be taken with the characters around places I know and love. That was a bonus though, not knowing the place won’t spoil your enjoyment. It has a good plot line and an ingenious conclusion that I didn’t expect. There are likable and booable characters, and likeable ones that turn out to be booable. I liked Anna, a central character who appears throughout and links time and place very well.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Classic ‘Who done it’ murder mystery, cleverly interweaving two separate storylines, a century apart. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Fliss
Finally got to read this whilst on holiday. What a great book with a brilliant plot. Thorough research for the book is obvious. Read morePublished on 22 July 2015 by Peter Arnold
I am generally not a fan of Murder/Mysteries. However, ‘Murder Now & Then’ with its slight historical theme, and being based around a rural community drew me in. Read morePublished on 14 Jun. 2015 by English Rose
This was just a little bit different with some of it being based around an actual murder - thoroughly enjoyed it kept me guessing right the way through - if you have not read it... Read morePublished on 18 May 2015 by LindaR
A niftily-woven tale from rural Bedfordshire, that cleverly links two murders committed 100 years apart. Intricate plotting, great characters and a satisfying resolution.Published on 4 Mar. 2015 by Rachel Lewis
This book covers a number of genres, as other reviewers have commented. Not only is it a murder mystery but it's also a family drama and even dips its toes (albeit lightly) into... Read morePublished on 18 Dec. 2014 by Adam Croft
This novel is a gripping and engaging read - full of mystery. It is very well written and the story moves along at a terrific pace with excellent characterisation and descriptions... Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2014 by Mr. N. I. Lesmoir-gordon
This book is a different type of mystery read that is definitely one that should not be passed up! It brings two different murders into the plot, one of which is based on an actual... Read morePublished on 7 Nov. 2014 by Jenalee Paige
I've just finished " Murder Now and Then" and enjoyed it very much indeed. I thought it was very clever and I couldn't put it down but stayed awake two nights till really... Read morePublished on 28 Oct. 2014 by tria raffield