This little murder mystery, #6 in Rhys Bowen’s Constable Evan Evans series, was way more involved and more fun than I expected. After all my serious nonfictions lately I deserved some easy reading. LOL! (Not really.)
Evan and Elle
by Rhys Bowen
2000 – 7h 13m
Read by Roger Clark – 7h 13m
Rating A- / cozy
(#4 in the Constable Evan Evans series)
Evan Evans left the big city and is a regular and highly regarded constable in the small town of Llanfair on the western edge of Wales. What he’d like to be is a detective, but that advancement keeps slipping by even though he is obviously the best candidate. He has a girlfriend, though and likes the rural ambiance.
In this story a new French restaurant has opened up at the edge of town and the cooking is supposedly marvelous. But just like a few other places lately, there’s a fire. The difference this time is that a body is found in the ashes. Evans and Sergeant Watkins start interviewing and following a myriad of clues which lead them to France and some surprises.
It’s a cute cozy with a good twisty mystery/thriller attached. The town and it’s people are a huge draw. There’s a girlfriend for Evan and his co-workers are fine. It’s the plots which will keep me going with thi so I’ll start at #1 which is when Evan moves to town and go from there.