Births, Deaths and Marriages (Lloyd & Hill #12)
This is a murder mystery by a British author. It's one of many in a series with Detectives Lloyd and Hill.
The book was fast moving. However, as Detective Lloyd kept coming up with possible scenarios that pointed to each of the main characters, it...more
I was enchanted and intrigued by Chief Inspector Lloyd and Det Sgt Judy Hill- partners on the force and partners in life. The characters have all the charm of Agatha Christie's cast and the mystery is of its age without the cynicism or maudlin tattoo sported by many a modern murder mystery. The marriage and professional lives of its chief protagonists lend the story a human...more
As a series book I knew what one of the births and one of the marriages would be in this book, and I wondered if there would be much more to it than that. Being a detective series you can pretty much guarantee a death or two. I'm pleased to say it turned out to be more than just a couple of rites of passage for the central characters.
Decent puzzles added up to a good plot. I'd guessed the murderer quite early on - process of elimination seemed to exclude everyone else - but it didn't make for di...more