Bones in High Places : The Case of the Vicar and the Casket of Crumbling Bones, Hardback

Bones in High Places : The Case of the Vicar and the Casket of Crumbling Bones Hardback

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More from Maurice and Bouncer, and the hapless Rev.

Oughterard. Foreign parts and fresh imbroglios! This time the Rev Francis Oughterard, persuaded by blackmailing Nicholas Ingaza, journeys to the French Auvergne engaged on yet another project of dubious kind and painful embarrassment.

Pursued by murderous thugs and ensnared in the posturings of a cranky religious sect, Francis and his new companions - plus stowaways Maurice and Bouncer - blunder their way through a network of absurd and perilous escapades which temporarily, at any rate, distract the vicar from his own dark secret...Praise for the series: 'I think this is tremendous - amusing and professional' Dame Beryl Bainbridge 'E F Benson crossed with Jerome K.

Jerome' The Times audiobook review 'Perfect one-sitting summer read' Laura Wilson 'An intriguingly quirky read!' Leslie Phillips, OBE


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781849011242



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This is the fourth in a five book series featuring the Reverend Francis Oughterard,who in book one murdered a member of his flock with unfortunate results. His long -suffering pets Bouncer the dog and Maurice the cat spend most of their time protecting the hapless vicar from the clutches of the police and a varied selection of crooks. For me the humor of these stories relies on the (mostly successful)efforts of Bouncer and Maurice rather than on the human characters. I have to say that the first in the series ' A Load of Old Bones' was by far the best of the lot and the others,although not without merit,seem to lack the laugh- aloud element of the earlier book.This one finds the Reverend gentleman and assorted crooks and clergy (plus cat and dog) setting off for a holiday to France. For those who know these stories,the whole trip becomes completely chaotic and much more than the gentle break that the Reverend gentleman had hoped for.

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