Cover image for Old soldiers never die
Title:
Old soldiers never die
Author:
Mayhew, Margaret, 1936-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Sutton : Severn House, 1999.
Physical Description:
219 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727854414
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Life without Laura is difficult for the Colonel. But, when a succession of rejections from jobs he didn't even want force him into a reluctant retirement, his friends encourage him to move to the country. But the dark side of Frog End soon becomes clear.


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

After retiring from the army and losing his wife to cancer, "the Colonel" (we never know his last name) buys a cottage in Frog End, Dorset. A month later, Lady Swynford, the village's largest landowner, dies during the annual church fete. Eager to help clear a new friend who is the number-one suspect, the Colonel launches his own investigation. The murder doesn't occur until the story is halfway over, and the Colonel's solution seems pulled from thin air. Drawbacks aside, there is plenty here for cozy fans to enjoy: an agreeable hero, a well-constructed plot, enticing descriptions of the English countryside in summer, and lots of charming gardening lore. At times, the Colonel displays the chivalry and determination of Lord Peter Wimsey, though without the banter. Recommend the Colonel to anyone who likes the classic English village mystery. --John Rowen