Summer

02 May 2008

DEATH AND THE JOYFUL WOMAN - Ellis Peters, BOT

I adore Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael series and I though to giver her Inspector George Felse series a try. Nope, not as good. I was glad it was short and that Simon Prebble was the narrator. I don't know if it was because it was written, and likely took place in, 1961 or if I just kept comparing the Inspector's methods to Brother Cadfael's.
Inspector Felse is handed a case that he was privy to on the night of the incident. The murder of a beer baron in his local area and no one is sad that he has been killed and there are plenty of suspects to go round. His son has been disinherited, his help has been left to do everything with no thanks and little pay. I didn't care for any of the characters and I don't believe I will be reading or listening to any more of this series.
Whatever, I did sit in the car to finish it so that I could write it up and get started on something new for next week.

3 beans (for the narrator)



2 comments:

BritGal' Sarah said...

You're commitment continues to astound me...adore the piccie of Lady K :-)

Vickie said...

Sarah: Thanks for the Lady K compliment. She is such a hambone for the camera and so full of funny energy, she's an easy subject.