Midsomer Murders meets The Great British Bake Off in this foodie delight with murder at its heart.
Hampden Green has been a quiet for months, allowing Ben Hunter to concentrate on running The Old Forge Café. That is until celebrity chef Justin McCleish announces he is opening a pop-up restaurant at the local opera festival and wants Ben to help out.
Ben couldn’t prouder or more flattered, until he discovers he hasn’t been hired for his cooking abilities… Justin is being blackmailed and he needs help to crack the case. That is, until extortion turns deadly!
Now Ben must do whatever it takes to find the killer before they strike again…
This is a really fun cosy crime story and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
I read a lot of crime fiction and every now and then I have an urge to read something a bit more sedate without full on the guts and gore and this book ticked all the boxes for me. It was a brilliant way to pass a few hours in the sunshine.
It is well written, has a solid plot line and some fantastic characters – along with a fabulous setting!
Four stars from me for this one – highly recommended!!