Review published on November 6, 2017.
Not usually my sort of read, Resort to Murder by T.P. Fielden was sent to me to review by Nudge. I was pleasantly surprised by how addictive it was!
Resort to Murder, based in seaside Devon, ambles through its story with quirky characters such as Miss Dimont and Valentine Waterford, who are two reporters from the Riviera Express. They become entangled in a complicated double murder story, which along with the many characters they meet, is amusing and gentle but in an Agatha Christie sort of way. Fielden writes very descriptively, padding out the people and their surroundings with a cosy 1950s style, making the book an easy read but intriguing as you do not know where you will go next.
As the story develops, you learn about Miss Dimont’s contribution during the war, which has some bearing on the story, and her love of the seaside town she lives in and it being taken over by a pop band who are far too modern for the sleepy theatre there. Along with the beauty contest, which is a fix, there are many stories to be had here, all interwoven and all just as valid to the main plot. I would now like to read the first book in the series, this being the second, in order to fully understand where the characters have come from and how they are developing. I’m looking forward to the next novel already and recommend this book to anyone who likes a good read on a Sunday afternoon!
Glenda Worth 5/4
Resort to Murder by T.P. Fielden
HQ 9780008193737 hbk Nov 2017
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