Top positive review
on 7 January 2015
Dead People is an intelligent novel with a host of characters and plot lines. It opens in Wales with Segeant Glyn Capaldi diverting from his current investigation, the castration of ram lambs, to look at a skeleton unearthed by a digger. Capaldi is an unwilling transplant from Cardiff to Dinas, or the boondocks as he prefers to call it, and seems to be in constant conflict with both Headquarters and the local police, from which much of the humour, mostly schadenfreude, arises. As the novel is written in the first person we get a lot of insight into his character - he is very likeable but is a fully paid up member of the awkward squad. The plot is clever and convoluted so you need to be on your toes and concentrating to keep up. I enjoyed wondering what would come next and seeing how it all fitted together. I think this is a good read and am looking forward to the next one.