Stevyn Colgan is a retired policeman of over 30 years service, and is now writing for QI and it’s sister show, The Museum of Curiosity. An engaging and popular Tweeter, Stevyn has produced a great little series in the combined styles of traditional English murder mystery/farce.

This installment brings us some strange beasts rampaging around the local woods at sundown, the discovery of a blindfolded skeleton, a secret history involving some less than salubrious goings-on of the local nobility, and the draining of a local lake and the hapless protestors that come along with it.

Not to be taken too seriously, this is a great little escape back to the traditional old-style murder mysteries of Midsommer Murders and the like, coupled with a little Akybourne like farce and a lot of naughtiness thrown in for good measure. Laugh out loud funny, you won’t regret reading it.

Thanks to the Pigeonhole book club and Stevyn for an advance copy of the book in return for an honest review.