Category: Contemporary Fiction, Cozy Mystery, Book Review
Somebody wants Richard Fielding dead.
Richard was looking forward to making a fresh start with his new wife, Alicia when they moved into Clenchers Mill. Then the attacks started.
Simon Morris had befriended Kate Chapman when Kate was going through a bad patch following the death of her husband, and has offered her the use of the granny flat at his farmhouse for as long as she likes.
Simon is from a privileged background without money worries, quite the opposite of Kate, who is looking for work and had advertised in the local post office. Simon actually likes the idea of being a private investigator and when the opportunity arises to investigate what could be a suspicious accident, he persuades Kate to go with him.
When Richard Fielding has a horse riding accident his new wife, Alicia, blames Richard’s previous wife for sending her husband a dangerous horse and wants it destroyed. Cynthia Fielding, Richard’s ex-wife, is adamant the horse was calm and perfectly behaved when he left and believes the horse must have been drugged. She has booked blood tests with a local vet. After reading Kate’s job requirements, which included working with horses, she asked Simon and Kate to go to Clenchers Mill to make sure everything is above board.
Lifting her bag off the bed, Kate said, “I still think this is a crazy idea, but I’m good to go. Once you’ve telephoned Alicia to confirm she is expecting us and won’t chase us off their land with a shotgun.”
Simon grinned and threw her the keys to the camper van. “Load your bag up while I round up the dogs and make sure everything here is locked up.”