Sunday, January 29, 2012

Review: Foul Play at Four by Ann Purser

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Hardcover; 1 edition (December 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425243591
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425243596

Book Description

Lois Meade Mystery December 6, 2011
New in the series that's "a must for British cozy fans" (Booklist). 

Lois Meade has worked through all the days of the week, turning up clues and scrubbing up messes and murderers in the village of Long Farnden. But sleuthing is rarely a spotless endeavor...

A series of robberies have begun to plague Long Farnden, and Lois's own daughter, Josie, is shaken when a thief makes off with a hundred pounds from the till in her grocery shop. But before her policeman fiancé can crack the case, someone cracks Lois's husband on the head when he interrupts a burglary in progress. Now Lois-and the besotted Inspector Cowgill-must determine who's cleaning out Long Farnden, and clean up after an increasingly violent crime spree...

About the Author


Ann Purser was born in Market Harborough in Leicestershire and has lived most of her life in villages. In addition to being a novelist, she is the mother of three, grandmother of three, and wife of critic and writer Philip Purser. She lives in England.
My Review
 Another excellent entry into the wonderful cozy series by Ann Purser.  I love these mysteries featuring our sleuth Lois Meade and her family and of course the smitten detective Inspector Cowgill.  If you have followed this series from the beginning then you have followed Lois and her family through the very entertaining years.  Josie is preparing to marry Cowgill's nephew in this latest outing. 

Ann Purser has captured the essence of a English village perfectly.  I just love to escape to Long Farnden with  Lois and her family.  And of course all the characters who work for New Brooms.  Dot Nimmo, one of the most colorful of the lot, is featured in this outing.  There are big changes afoot in the village in this novel....big changes at the Hall and with herself (if you've been following the series this doesn't sound odd to you).

There are robberies, bad guys and interesting characters galore.  Another fabulous cozy from Ann Purser, perfect to escape to a wonderful English village on a blustery afternoon.

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