Written in Blood : A Midsomer Murders Mystery 4, Paperback

Written in Blood : A Midsomer Murders Mystery 4 Paperback

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It's clear to most members of Midsomer Worthy's Writers' Circle that asking bestselling author Max Jennings to talk to them is a little ambitious.

Less clear are the reasons for secretary Gerald Hadleigh's fierce objections to seeing the man - a face from his past - again.

Astonishingly, Jennings accepts the invitation but, before the night is out, Gerald is dead.

Summoned to investigate, Chief Inspector Barnaby finds that Gerald's life is as much of a mystery to his neighbours as his violent death.

The key is surely their illustrious guest speaker - but where is he now?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780755342181



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After hosting an author-talk, one of the Writers' Circle members is found brutally murdered and Barnaby and Troy are called in to sort fact from fiction in this creative group. This installment is my favorite in the series so far. It seems Graham really hit her stride in the balance between police procedural, character development, and mystery. The mystery part is quite clever, even though the background that leads up to it is somewhat of a stretch (I had seen the TV version of the book before reading the book, so I can't really say how hard it is to guess the "tricky" plot-twist). My favorite character must be Barnaby's new "nemesis," Cully's kitten, Kilmowski, who gets to eat bacon while Barnaby himself is on a strict diet.

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