Sunday, 1 August 2010

Review:- Martin EDWARDS – “The Serpent Pool”

Year Published: - 2010
Where the book was from:- Pensby Library
ISBN: - 978-0-7490-0789-8
Pages: - 350pp
Genre: - Crime
Location:- Lake District
How I came across it: - Continuing to read his books
Rating: - ***** ***
One sentence summary:- A good modern day crime novel set in a fictional but credible valley among my childhood haunts.

Describe the plot without giving anything away:-

Hannah Scarlett, the Lake District’s cold case specialist once again becomes personally involved as she investigates a case which was at the time considered to be a possible suicide. In the meantime her partnership with bookseller Marc Amos comes under threat as they both meet folk who incite unexpected feelings.

General comments:- A thoroughly enjoyable cosy crime with the added advantage of being set in the Lake District (though surely the Serpent Pool should have been called Snake Tarn!)

De Quincey:- “If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.”

AUTHOR Notes:- See The Coffin Trail

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