Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Top ten mysteries set in the British countryside

William Shaw’s latest novel, The Birdwatcher, is set in Kent, in the south of England on the isolated stony promontory of Dungeness. One of the author's ten top mysteries set in the British countryside, as shared at The Strand Magazine:
Quiet and underpopulated, Scottish islands suffer few murders in real life. The Shetlands, however, have suffered more than a few fictional deaths since Ann Cleeves began setting novels there. Raven Black is a slow but brilliant mystery that uses the setting wonderfully. But it also explores the dark side of isolated communities: how they conspire against both outsiders and their own youngsters who dream of bigger worlds.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Page 99 Test: Raven Black.

--Marshal Zeringue