AN UNFINISHED MURDER is the sixth Cotswold village crime novel in Ann Granger's Campbell and Carter series. Sure to appeal to fans of Midsomer Murders and M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin mysteries.
Mitchell and Markby come out of retirement to crack a cold case...
As young children, Josh Browning and his sister, Dilys, stumbled across a dead body while playing on the outskirts of their Cotswold village. Terrified by what they'd seen, neither of them told a soul.
Now, twenty years later, Josh finds the dead woman's charm bracelet among his sister's possessions.
Who better to tell than his trusted friend, the man he gardens for, retired Superintendent Alan Markby? As Markby listens to Josh's confession, alarm bells start to ring. The dates and details tie in with a missing person case that was never solved.
Joining forces with Superintendent Ian Carter, who also investigated the original case, and Inspector Jess Campbell, from the region where the missing girl was last seen, Markby delves into the unsolved mystery. Together, they are determined to catch a clever killer who almost got away with murder...
Ann Granger has lived in cities all over the world, since for many years she worked for the Foreign Office and received postings to British embassies as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. She is now permanently based in Oxfordshire.
Praise for Ann Granger: 'Her usual impeccable plotting is fully in place'
Good Book Guide
Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent
While Ann Granger's novels might be set in the familiar mode of traditional country crime stories, there is nothing old-fashioned about the characters, who are drawn with a telling eye for their human foibles and frailties. Granger is bang up to date
A clever and lively book
Lovely characterisation and a neat plot
This engrossing story looks like the start of a highly enjoyable series
The plot is neat and ingenious, the characters rounded and touchingly credible
Ham and High
For once a murder novel which displays a gentle touch and a dash of wit