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Monday, June 24, 2019

Book Review: The Liar in the Library by Simon Brett

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Black Thorn Publishing,  via netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own.

More proof that sometimes it DOES take a village to solve a mystery...

In the sleepy, English village of Fethering, an author event at the local library ends in murder and it's up to amateur sleuths Carole and Jude to solve the case.

liar in the library cover


Fethering has everything a sleepy coastal town should: snug English pubs, cozy cottages, a little local library – and the occasional murder . . .
A bestselling author with a soaring ego and wandering hands has come to town, but he won’t be leaving. Jude is the prime suspect; she was, after all, the last person to slap Burton St Clair alive. If she is to prove her innocence she will have to dust off her detective skills, recruit her prim and proper friend (and partner-in-sleuthing) Carole, and together they must find the real culprit.


this is book 18 in the Fethering series, but I've only read a couple of them, but they have all been consistantly good. Brett knows his way around a good cozy mystery, and this book is no exception. once again Jude and Carroll are on the case, with the village residents helping them, but this time it is JUDE who is being looked at as the suspect! With more at stake than ever before, the unlikely friends, have to really work those little grey cells to see who could be setting Jude up to take the fall, and why St Clair was killed to begin with, as the police don't want to look at any other suspects. This is a fun little village mystery and perfect for light Summer reading by the pool and beach!

About the Author:

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. 
 In 2014 he was presented with The CWA Diamond Dagger, one of the highest accolades in the crime writing world. 
Then in 2016 he was both awarded an OBE  ‘for services to literature’ and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature,

He is married with three children and lives in Burpham, near Arundel, West Sussex, England. Check out his website for more info

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