Ian Moore is famous for his stand up comedy and now he’s transferred his excellent sense of humour and timing to novel writing…
Main character Richard is a middle-aged Englishman who runs a B&B (like Ian Moore!) in the fictional Val de Follet in the lovely Loire Valley. Nothing ever happens to Richard, and really that’s the way he likes it. Until something does happen. When one of his guests disappears, leaving behind a bloody handprint on the wallpaper, another guest, the exotic Valerie, persuades the reluctant Richard to join her in investigating the mysterious disappearance.
This is the cue for a great cast of characters, a bit of slapstick comedy and a rather a bizarre crime, a whodunit with wit, a murdered chicken and a romance… possibly.
Our hero is rather reluctantly cajoled and pushed along the route to solving the crime. He has a failed marriage behind him and is generally happy being left alone, so all this excitement comes as a bit of a shock. Valerie is used to having her own way – but what does she want? Is she a goodie or a badie? Does she want Richard? I’m not going to say. You might be surprised by the ending – I was! And you’ll probably laugh out loud at some parts as I did. It’s a light, easy and fun read.
It’s the first in a series so you can expect more madcap mayhem and mysteries for the slightly eccentric Richard to get involved with.
Available on Amazon and all good bookshops.