The Beekeeper – Stewart Giles

A shocking discovery starts a trail of mayhem on the Cornish coast.

Alice Green is a beekeeper in the small Cornish village of Polgarrow. One evening, Alice finds something strange under the hollyhock bush in her garden. The gruesome discovery will change everyone’s lives.

Detective Harriet Taylor has just transferred to the area from Edinburgh. As she investigates a series of shocking crimes, she grows close to the old beekeeper and is determined to bring the murderer to justice. – Goodreads.com

I received this book free from the publisher via netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

This was quite a clever little novel. It was like reading a TV movie or an episode of Murder, She Wrote.

The writing was sharp and witty and the plot flowed well. It was a reasonably quick read (perhaps 4 hours) and would be perfect for a summer’s afternoon.

The thrill wasn’t so much in the who-dun-it as it was in the HOW-dun-it? I guess how doesn’t really sound right there, does it, but you get what I mean!

I’ll bee-keeping an eye out for more by Giles, that’s for sure!

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