Swarm of bees keeps the plot buzzing from start to finish
WHEN a notorious lothario, swindler and all-round nasty piece of work is found dead at the bottom of a disused well, there is no one to mourn him – but many who would have been happy to help him on his way. It is up to Inspector Knollis to delve into the secrets of a close-knit rural community to find motive and opportunity.
Central to a convoluted, yet strictly logical plot is the not so gentle art of beekeeping. A swarm leads to the discovery of the body.
The Singing Masons is in the middle of a run of 10 novels featuring Knollis. They hold to old-fashioned values which raise a smile as the talented author transports us effortlessly to another time and place. |