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39. Bedfordshire Clanger Calamity: Albert Smith's Culinary Capers Recipe 4
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 08:10 PM
Apr 13

Last edited Sat Apr 13, 2024, 08:44 PM - Edit history (1)

I have been working on this series for a couple of weeks. The premise of the series:
When a retired detective and a former police dog set out on a culinary tour of the British Isles, they dream of tasty treats and delicious bakes …… what they find is mystery, mayhem, and murder.
Albert’s investigator’s brain sees things ordinary people might not, and his dog, Rex Harrison, cannot understand why the humans are struggling to solve each mystery. He can already smell the answer – it’s right before their noses.
Together they lend their skills to help the people they meet, but unwittingly they’ve discovered a master criminal at work, and what started out as a bit of fun, is getting deadlier with each new place they visit. In this installment .......
In the small Bedfordshire town of Biggleswade, retired detective Albert, and former police dog, Rex, are enjoying a peaceful break from the murder and mayhem of the last week. Until the waitress serving him is arrested for murder …

… and he discovers she killed the café’s owner three days ago. But Albert saw her eyes when the police came for her – she is innocent!

With evidence stacked against her, no alibi, and both motive and opportunity, she will carry the blame unless someone can prove otherwise. Left holding her dog when the police took her away, Albert does what he does best … he snoops.

There is something very odd going on, that’s for sure, and as he starts to investigate, the woman’s checkered past comes to life. Is she guilty after all?

In no time at all Albert becomes the target and this time it will take more than Rex to keep him safe. Is there a master criminal working behind the scenes? What possible motive could he have? One thing is for sure … this is no underdog tale!

'This book is laugh out loud funny! Rex Harrison the dog steals the show continually.’ ‘The adventures he and Rex get into are hilarious. You will not want to put it down and will be begging for the next book. Steve Higgs is a masterful storyteller!’ (Amazon notes end here)

Now I will tell you that I have fallen in love with Rex! Albert acquires a new assortment of ancillary characters in each book, and some of them are just hysterical.
In these trying times, it is good to find a nice lighthearted series that doesn't make me think too hard.

During the week I finished book 2 : Bakewell Tart Bludgeoning and all of book 3 :Stilton Slaughter. I am really enjoying Albert's tour of England with interesting local food specialities.

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