The Mortal Sickness (Lydmouth #2)
This is the second volume in the Lydmouth series and had more depth to it than the first volume. Along with the central church based setting this felt more of the Roth Trilogy than An Air That Kills did.
Jill Francis is now permanently based at the Lydmouth Gazette, though she's still staying with the paper's owner and editor, Charlotte and Philip Wemyss-Brown. Charlotte's politeness and care of Jill whilst wanting her out of the house at the same time portrays English manners very well to me. I...more
As the second book in the series this is not better or worse then the first book, An Air That Kills but it serves to slowly build upon this world he introduce in the first book and cement the characters and the relationships they...more
Taylor, Andrew – 2nd in Lydmouth series
St. Martin’s Press, 1996, US Hardcover – ISBN: 0312143710
First Sentence: Jill knew at once that the woman was dead.
English villages are not always peaceful. The vicar and his wife are relatively new to Lydmouth yet someone is doing their best to force them out by sending anonymous letters claiming the vicar has been having an affair with one of his parishioners. When the parish...more
Nothing too stunning or exciting but it took me back in time, reminded me of old detective tv programmes, a little like Miss Marple but without the main character, set in an English village with the usual village shenanigans!
Not sure I'd have I enjoyed it so much if I hadn't been reading it on holiday thou...more