Murder on the Green by H.V. Coombs
Avon Books UK
Humor , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 25 Jun 2018
I was attracted to Murder on the Green by the tag line - Midsomer Murders meets The Great British Bake Off. It wasn’t that accurate. It’s a little more of a Pie in the Sky. Ben Hunter has little time for anything other than cooking and managing at his restaurant, The Old Forge Cafe. So it’s a bit of a surprise when celebrity chef Justin McLeish and his wife show up for dinner with a business proposition. Justin McLeish is catering the local opera festival, and someone is blackmailing him. Ben Hunter’s notoriety as an amateur detective and his past assault charge have convinced McLeish’s manager that Ben is the perfect man to investigate. Ben will work with Justin’s staff, and Justin will provide a chef to cover at Ben’s restaurant as well as payment for finding the blackmailer. Finding the blackmailer seems straightforward enough - until the suspect turns up dead and a new...