The Killings at Badger's Drift (Inspector Barnaby)

By Caroline Graham

Badger's waft is a perfect English village, whole with vicar, bumbling neighborhood healthcare professional, and kindly spinster with a pleasant line in selfmade cookies. but if the spinster dies all of sudden, her ally kicks up an unseemly fuss, loud sufficient to draw the eye of Detective leader Inspector Tom Barnaby. And whilst Barnaby and his eager-beaver deputy begin poking round, they discover a swamp of grotesque scandals and long-suppressed resentments seething under the picture-postcard prettiness. within the grand culture of the quietly clever copper, Barnaby has either an irresistibly dry humorousness and a willing perception into what makes humans tick.

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