Eddie Roberts is the newest member of Sanford Third Age Club (STAC). His sudden disappearance during one of the club’s quarterly trips, leads to the inevitable police investigation when his fishing equipment, coat and wallet are located. Initial suggestions indicate that Eddie may have fallen into the sea whilst fishing off the breakwater and been carried away by the currents.
Chairman of the club, Joe Murray, is approached by the local police who return Eddie’spersonal effects and fishing equipment. Joe examines the contents of the basket and draws the conclusion that an accident is not the answer.
And so the mystery unfolds. With the help of fellow STAC members Sheila and Brenda, Joe commences his own investigation. Did Eddie fall as suggested; was he pushed or was it suicide?
This book is a great little read. Try as I might, I could not put it down for long. It just begged me to finish it. Whilst may not be the longest murder mystery you will ever read, it certainly packs a punch and holds its own.
David Robinson has created some wonderfully real characters, situations and relationships that work effortlessly with each other. Joe Murray would give Scrooge a run for his money whilst Brenda and Sheila have their own endearing qualities that make them the perfect Roses to his Thorn.
The plot moves at an easy and realistic pace, with plenty of clues and red herrings to keep you guessing about the outcome.
He instills a wonderful sense of Northern humour throughout, in keeping with the characters he has created.
I will be recommending this book to friends and family. If you are interested in reading this book, you can find a quick link to its location on Amazon by selecting it from the My Picks wheel on the left of this page.