Kent Fisher gets more than he bargained for when Detective Inspector Ashley Goodman enlists his help with a ten-year-old murder. She’s is on a mission and needs a big case to put her career back on track.
And they don’t come much bigger than Miles Birchell, Downland’s wealthiest and most divisive resident.
Not for the first time, Kent has doubts about the case, forcing him to make choices. but who do you trust when everyone has something to hide?
Caught in the middle, he has no alternative but to solve the murder, unaware that his every move is being watched.
The Kent Fisher novels offer a fresh and contemporary reworking of the classic whodunit and murder mysteries of authors like Agatha Christie.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Kent Fisher is a man that wears many hats. Firstly he is an Environmental Health Officer, which has already been the reason that he has turned super sleuth and solved a growing number of murders in the course of his investigations. Then there is the love of his life, his animal sanctuary, where he would happily spend every second of his time. He is also coming to terms with the discovery of who his biological father is, which is still hush, hush. It is not like he has to find time fillers in his busy life but things are about to get a little more complicated.
I loved this fourth book in the superb series as I felt that I was playing an upmarket edition of Cludeo! When Kent is approached by DI Ashley Goodman, a very ambitious lady, to help her dig into the past after a body has been discovered, it is to find out, Who had been murdered ten years ago? Who had committed the crime? And, Why had the body been buried on his father’s land? Shh, still hush, hush!
This isn’t just a cracking case to get stuck into, it is up close and personal as far as Kent’s love life goes too as he gets torn into so many directions with more than one woman after a piece of him. I cringed and chuckled as this normally level headed logical man, who didn’t know which direction was up!
Time completely ran away with me as I read this book as I was totally involved in solving this mystery, which came together perfectly. There are some real characters building in this series which I now care about, love it when a series affects me like that. Not that I would like to live there, there are rather a lot of dodgy people in this idyllic country scene, but with a handful fewer now Kent is doing his bit. The brilliant end left my mouth open and needing book 5 like next week, please.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rob Crouch lives and works in East Sussex, England, in the shadow of the beautiful South Downs. During his career as an environmental health officer, he’s focused on improving hygiene standards in food businesses. This has led to him editing and writing for a respected food hygiene manual for caterers. He has also specialized in workplace health and safety in the leisure and service sectors, investigating several fatal work accidents. But secretly, he’s always wanted to solve a murder. It started when he watched TV’s Lieutenant Columbo unpick perfect murders with an affable but dogged pursuit of incongruous details. A healthy diet of crime fiction and drama followed, including Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Morse, and Miss Marple. When he became an avid fan of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone, he realized he wanted to create a different kind of private detective to solve his murders. Set beneath the rolling hills of the South Downs, No Accident is Rob’s first novel featuring Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel. Within minutes of arriving at the scene of a fatal work accident, he uncovers details that don’t quite make sense. Like his hero, Columbo, Kent digs deeper and deeper, disregarding procedure, until work and his personal life collide with devastating consequences.
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