Title: Murder by Magic (Inspector Skelgill Investigates #5)
Author: Bruce Beckham
Stars: 4 stars
If you enjoy British Police mysteries you will enjoy this book. It is a good story line and well told. However, having said that, the use of local dialect and excessive scenery descriptions can be off-putting and make for difficult reading. I resided in England, off and on, for over 20 years and I had difficulty at times with the local grammar used.
That said I have rated this book 4 stars for the plot and enjoyment received from a well developed story line.
I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank for your review
A SPATE OF VICIOUS ATTACKS upon valuable Herdwick sheep, the sudden disappearance of a foreign hiker, and the unexplained drowning of a woodland hermit – a series of apparently unconnected events – draw Detective Inspector Daniel Skelgill to the white-knuckle passes and isolated dales of deepest Lakeland.
As straws in the wind begin to suggest there is sorcery afoot – and perhaps some connection to an equally sinister trade in human traffic – Skelgill and his team risk dire consequences as they strive to fathom the mystery, infiltrate the secretive ring and expose its evil perpetrators.
In the fifth Inspector Skelgill novel, the maverick British detective faces what is his greatest challenge yet, as he strives to overcome an error of judgement that could leave his career – and his life – in tatters.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 28th 2015 by Lucius
(first published May 27th 2015)