Gripping, entertaining, delightful,
This review is from: A Ghost in the Machine: A Midsomer Murders Mystery 7 (Paperback)
A young woman, an old woman and three married couples are the main suspects, and the source of Graham's gripping storytelling. There are several more suspects and, in fact, an unusually large number of people introduced. It's worth taking the trouble to know them. Even without the bizarre first murder amid a collection of medieval death machines, this novel would still delight me. The zany characters and their problems enticed my avid interest.
However, there has to be a whodunit for Barnaby to solve and this one is brilliantly plotted (by killer and author both). I liked the end twist, too. After the killer is exposed, there is a bonus mystery to extend the puzzle, plus some entertaining passages on spiritualism.