Title: Mrs Pargeter's Principle
Author: Simon Brett - Simon Brett is a prolific British writer of whodunnits.
He is the son of a Chartered Surveyor and was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he got a first class honours degree in English.
He then joined the BBC as a trainee and worked for BBC Radio and London Weekend Television, where his work included 'Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and 'Frank Muir Goes Into ...'.
After his spells with the media he began devoting most of his time to writing from the late 1970s and is well known for his various series of crime novels.
He is married with three children and lives in Burpham, near Arundel, West Sussex, England. He is the current president of the Detection Club.
Review: Mrs Pargeter's Principle by Simon Brett. A mystery told in the style of many great English writers. It is well written and moves along very well. I have read other books in this series and had no problems picking up on the main character(s). However someone not familiar with the series could have a little problem understanding the background. That said I thought the book was well-written, flowed well and left the reader satisfied with the end result.
I gave it a four star rating.
I received the book from Net Galley as an ARC for my unbiased review.
Thanks to Frank for this review.
Synopsis: A cozy featuring the return of Mrs Pargeter For Mrs Pargeter, it is a matter of principle that she should complete any of her late husband's unfinished business. Amongst the many bequests he made to her, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets. This means that whenever Mrs P has a crime to solve she can readily contact someone with the relevant expertise to help in her enquiries. Attending the funeral of the rich and respected Sir Normington Winthrop, because his is one of the names in the little black book, Mrs Pargeter sets out to discover the connection between Sir Normington and her late husband. Her investigations will draw her into a shady world of gun-runners, shifty politicians - and a kidnapped vicar.
Hardcover, 192 pagesPublished April 2015 by Creme de la Crime