Perils in Yorkshire: The British Book Tour Mysteries, Book 3

Emma Dakin. Camel, $16.95 trade paper (294p) ISBN 978-1-60381-387-7
Set in Yorkshire, Dakin’s straightforward third British Book Tour mystery (after 2020’s Crime in Cornwall) kicks off with a visit by guide Claire Barclay and her tour group to the City of York’s world-renowned Shambles Chocolate factory. There, eccentric chemist Phillip Saunders, Claire’s one charge not over 60, slips away and wanders into a restricted area. After a reprimand from the security guard, who fears Phillip might be trying to steal factory secrets, he’s released to rejoin the group. A short time later, Claire sees Phillip returning to the factory and follows him. Inside, she literally stumbles over the body of the security guard, who’s been stabbed to death. Claire, aided by her lover, Det. Insp. Mark Evans, investigates. Readers should be prepared for minimal sleuthing amid long digressions on local history, writers, and such touristy concerns as restaurant menus. Claire and Mark’s at times contentious relationship provides some romantic interest. This is basically a travelogue with book suggestions. (Oct.)
Reviewed on : 07/23/2021
Release date: 10/12/2021
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
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