No Bodies – robert crouch kent fisher #2
No motive. No connection.
Why would environmental health officer, Kent Fisher, show any interest in finding Daphne Witherington, the missing wife of a longstanding family friend?
The police believe she ran off with Colin Miller, a rather dubious caterer, and Kent has problems of his own when a young girl who visits his animal sanctuary is rushed to hospital.
When enquiries into Colin Miller reveal a second missing wife, Kent picks up a trail that went cold over a year ago. But he’s struggling to find a connection between the women, even when he discovers a third missing wife.
Is there a killer on the loose in Downland?
With no motive, no connection and no bodies, Kent may never uncover the truth.
‘Robert Crouch has brought both a fresh voice and a new twist to conventional crime drama.‘ Alaric Bond
My thanks to the author and blog tour organiser Caroline Vincent for the ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review.
I always worry when I love a book, that the next one in the series will be a disappointment! I loved the first book in the Kent Fisher series and No Bodies was just as good. In fact it’s better.
Kent Fisher is a wonderful creation and unique in crime literature, not your atypical grumpy policeman, but a environmental health officer. The best bit about this book, is Kent himself, smart, with a conscience, but at the same time he has the right amount of skepticism to give him an edge. Frankly I love him and would happily read about his crime fighting adventures for years to come. You get to also meet the supporting cast of characters as Robert Crouch fleshes them out, makes them integral to the story. We get to meet Gemma’s fiancé and can’t help but wonder if the feelings she and Kent each other are really buried far in the past.
The story builds up an incredible head to steam to a thrilling ending. It’s a real page turner and a fabulous read. It does feel like a story many members of the family could enjoy, just as Robert Crouch intended.
I would love to see Kent with his own TV adaption. I even know who I want to play him!
Fun. Enjoyable. Entertaining and begging to be adapted for TV!
Inspired by Miss Marple, Inspector Morse and Columbo, Robert Crouch wanted to write entertaining crime fiction the whole family could enjoy.
At their heart is Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel. Passionate about the environment, justice and fair play, he’s soon embroiled in murder.
Drawing on his experiences as an environmental health officer, Robert has created a new kind of detective who brings a unique and fresh twist to the traditional murder mystery. With complex plots, topical issues and a liberal dash of irreverent humour, the Kent Fisher mysteries offer an alternative to the standard police procedural.
Robert now writes full time and lives on the South Coast of England with his wife and their West Highland White Terrier, Harvey, who appears in the novels as Kent’s sidekick, Columbo.
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