Death in Disguise : A Midsomer Murders Mystery 3 Paperback
When the death up at the big house is announced to the village of Compton Dando, few are surprised.
Given that it's the home of an unlikely bunch of New Age oddballs, perhaps it was a only a matter of time before one of them came to a bad end. The verdict: an accident. But only weeks later, another death is reported, and this time there's no doubt about it - it's murder.
To Chief Inspector Barnaby, hurriedly summoned to the scene, it is immediately apparent that the case is far from straightforward, the suspects being among the most bizarre he has ever encountered...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 20/09/2007
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780755342174
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Review by -Eva-
A commune of mystics preaches and teaches love and understanding, but when their leader is murdered during a ritual, Inspector Barnaby and a very skeptic Sergeant Troy have to sort out who in the colorful group, if any, are who they say they are. Most of this book deals with the everyday life at the commune, mainly personal relations and the various religious rituals they perform. The mystery part is interesting, but it does seem a little like an afterthought (Barnaby and Troy don't even show until 1/3 of the story is done). Not uninteresting, the people at the commune – au contraire, it’s quite an intriguing cast – but if you’re after a regular mystery, it’s somewhat lacking in this installment of the series. When they are around, though, Barnaby is his usual, and entertainingly, gruff self and Troy his usual, and entertainingly, politically incorrect self.