Swarm of bees keeps the plot buzzing from start to fin­ish

Cape Times - - LIFESTYLE - THE SINGING MASONS Fran­cis Vi­vian Loot.co.za DEAN STREET

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. |

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