Firstly I wish to thank Charlotte Cooper of Midaspr for inviting me on the Blog Tour for The Liar in the Library by Simon Brett
Fethering has everything a sleepy coastal town should: snug English pubs, cosy cottages, a little local library – and the occasional murder . . .
Bestselling author Burton St Clair, complete with soaring ego and wandering hands, has come to town to give a talk. But after his corpse is found slumped in his car, he won’t be leaving. Jude is the prime suspect; she was, after all, the last person to see Burton St Clair alive. If she is to prove her innocence, she will have to dust off her detective skills and recruit her prim and proper neighbour (and partner-in-sleuthing) Carole to find the real culprit.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Although this is book 18 in this series, all the books work as stand alone too. this is a real charming cosy read, perfect for any time reading, be it on the beach or curled up with a lovely glass of wine on your sofa.
When bestselling author Burton St. Clair comes to the quaint village of Fethering, to give a talk about his latest novel, there is a mixed turn out of locals at the library to meet him. I have to say he is not the nicest character that I have read about and made my skin crawl a little with his pompous ways and he didn’t go down too well with one of the locals either when he became a murder victim.
There are some really charming characters in the story, none more than Jude and Carole. I loved how very different they were but fitted together like a pair of cosy slippers. Jude was prime suspect, having known Burton some years ago, so she wasn’t going to sit back while the police dug a bigger hole for her to fall into.
The story is humourous in parts keeping it a light-hearted read that anyone could enjoy, no matter what age. There is a real sense of community in the village, where everyone knows everyone else. Gossip is the prime pass time for the locals who gather regularly at the pub.
Loved the who and why very different.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full time. As well as the much-loved Fethering series, the Mrs Pargeter novels and the Charles Paris detective series, he has written a number of radio and television scripts. Married with three children, he lives in an Agatha Christie-style village on the South Downs
You can find out more about Simon at his website: http://www.simonbrett.com