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A Market for Murder – Book Review

By Angela Youngman Apr 6, 2011, 19:34 GMT

A Market for Murder – Book Review

Karen Slocombe isn’t sure why she visited the supermarket that day – as a member of the Food Chain Group and a stallholder at local farmers’ markets, SuperFare is a place she would normally avoid. Luckily for Karen, she leaves moments before a bomb explodes, destroying the front of the store.Only a few days later, whilst manning her stall at Bradbourne Farmers’ Market, Karen finds herself in the midst of ...more

A lightweight 'cozy' crime novel, with a theme that is a bit dated nowadays. A peaceful West Country village is shattered when a bomb explodes in the local supermarket. A few days later, a stallholder is killed having been shot with a cross bow during a farmer's market.  Karen Slocombe witnesses both events. 

Her curiosity is aroused by unusual features surrounding them and begins to investigate.  Her knowledge of the local community helps her to solve the mystery.  The pace is steady throughout, and will appeal to anyone who likes non-challenging crime mysteries. 

The book forms part of a series of Cotswold mysteries starring Karen Slocombe, her family and friends.

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