Stadt, Land, Mord/ Mud, Muck and Dead Things

Stadt Land Mord Mud Muck and Dead Things The first Campbell and Carter mystery from one of the nation s best loved crime writersLucas Burton hates the countryside To him it s nothing but mud muck and dead things And he s right When he turns

  • Title: Stadt, Land, Mord/ Mud, Muck and Dead Things
  • Author: Ann Granger
  • ISBN: 9783404163922
  • Page: 500
  • Format: None
  • The first Campbell and Carter mystery from one of the nation s best loved crime writersLucas Burton hates the countryside To him it s nothing but mud, muck and dead things And he s right When he turns up at a deserted farm in the middle of nowhere hoping to conduct a business deal he stumbles across the body of a girl And that s just the start of his bad luck Penny GoThe first Campbell and Carter mystery from one of the nation s best loved crime writersLucas Burton hates the countryside To him it s nothing but mud, muck and dead things And he s right When he turns up at a deserted farm in the middle of nowhere hoping to conduct a business deal he stumbles across the body of a girl And that s just the start of his bad luck Penny Gower from the local stables has spotted his silver Mercedes leaving the scene of the crime Suddenly, for Lucas, things are looking very bleak indeed Inspector Jess Campbell is on the case, but with few leads and a new superintendent, Ian Carter, breathing down her neck, she s beginning to feel the pressure Then another dead body is found

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    1. A really good first book in the seriesfeaturing Jess Campbell and Ian Cartereven though Carter's role is as of this book quite small. I enjoyed the writing, the strong and interesting charactersd the plot. A solid mystery, which is no small feat for the first novel in a series. Will for sure be reading more.

    2. Ten Second Synopsis:City wheeler-dealer Lucas Burton discovers a dead girl on the spot where he was to conduct some wheeler-dealing. As he scarpers rather quickly, he doesn't stop to ask the important questions like "who is she?" And "how did she get there?"Having not read a non-fantastical police procedural for a while, I was quite refreshed to discover a cast of reasonably ordinary country-mouse/city-mouse suspects in this cosy police procedural. There’s Lucas Burton himself, a shady, wheele [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this new-to-me author and the first book in a series. The body of a young woman is found in an rundown cow barn. Who is it? How did it get there? Who murdered her? These are the questions that Inspector Jess Campbell must find answers too. The main suspect seems to be the owner of silver Mercedes who was seen leaving the area by several neighbors, and paint scrapings from the car were near the barn. The owner, Lucas Burton, is a rags-to-riches shady businessman, living in London [...]

    4. This is one of those light reads, that satisfy the mystery lover in me without the gore and graphic violence that seem to dominate books a lot these days. Just a good, old-fashioned British mystery - quite enjoyable.

    5. This is the first in a new series from Ann Granger, & having enjoyed all the Mitchell & Markby books, as well as the Fran Varady series, I was expecting to enjoy this too. This series features Inspector Jess Campbell & Superintendent Ian Carter, though there seemed little interaction between the two, indeed Carter seldom getting a look in at all. Although it took me a couple of chapters to really get into it, I found it a decent read, nothing spectacular & very similar in style t [...]

    6. This was an entertaining, if predictable, murder mystery. Great for the holidays, as it didn't require much brainpower to follow. Nice to have a female Inspector too.

    7. My first read of a book by Ann Granger, whose 25th crime novel this is (pub. 2009). Her first in a new series, with Jess Campbell as the DI, working to a new Superintendent, Ian Carter. The inspector, her life and colleagues, are well-established as the book progresses, the writing is fluent, with enough knowledge of a good range of characters to gain our sympathy and interest. A good touch of humour.A good, solid whodunnit, and Ishall read the next. The GR blurb says:"The first Campbell and Car [...]

    8. very slow read, and a very slow start to the series. i found Jess to be a very flat character and did not connect with her at all, same with Ian, he was a minor character in this book. i was much more interesting in Penny, Andrew, Eli and Lucas and how their stories and characters developed. not sure i will bother with the rest of the series. this book failed for me as both a cozy mystery (which i thought is was supposed to be) and certainly as a police view novel. Jess did not come alive at all [...]

    9. Lucas Barton, an opportunist in business not always on the right side of the law, agrees to meet an old acquaintance, who wants to pitch an opportunity to him, at an abandoned farm yard in the Cotswolds. When his acquaintance doesn't show Barton investigates the site, trying to figure out what the mysterious opportunity he was promised might be, and discovers the body of a dead girl in an outbuilding. Being a less than model citizen he takes off in his Mercedes rather than staying around to repo [...]

    10. I was excited reading the book. Mystery without too much blood. slow paced as slow as life in the country. But the ending? A total disappointment, and it doesn't make sense. It seems as if some acts were put there just to keep one reading till the end where as they don't fit nor match the ending! Seems the book and the ending were written by 2 different people. Finally, if you're reading thins book, don't bother with reading the last chapter.

    11. This series is a successor to the author's Mitchell & Markby series. It features DI Jessica (Jess) Campbell who was introduced in the last book of the earlier series. It is along the same lines. This book, like many American TV shows, suffers from the not enough suspects syndrome. I suppose that can be excused in an hour TV episode, although it's one of the reasons I don't watch them, but not really in a 281 page book.

    12. New series (why did I miss this when it came out?) to follow on from Alan and Meredith now they're settled down! Almost the same setting and certainly the same feel as the Mitchell and Markby series. Good stuff! (much as I like Fran Varady, I like these series' better)

    13. This is my first try at Ann Granger, and found the book delightful but definitely not a 'cosy'. Solid police procedure plot, but with good character development. I don't usually bother with previous books in a series, so will wait till I can read the next one.

    14. The first book in the police procedural series by Ann Granger that follows the Mitchell & Markby series. It retains the tone and style of the previous one, making it an entertaining read.I hope the rest of the series is good as well.

    15. I enjoyed this first book in the Campbell and Carter series by Ann Granger. I have read some of her previous series and enjoyed this one more. I found the character of Carter intriguing and look forward to learning more about him in the next book. Good plot and characterizations.

    16. Suspenseful mystery novel! I truly enjoyed reading it. The true murderer's identity wasn't revealed until close to the end. Good stuff!

    17. First book of a new series, more cops, moving away from the Markby series.Very enjoyable, really interesting characters and enough twists and turns to keep one guessing.

    18. This book is like a movie that is way too long. It had too much background on everyone in the story. I just couldn't get into it.

    19. The first Campbell and Carter Mystery a satisfying police procedural in which gory murders, past and present, are set in the bucolic Cotswolds.

    20. Was a pleasant read. Not too taxing. Will probably give the next one a go. Carter not really a player as yet though

    21. Another light crime read. Small town feel with great characters. Occasionally felt like I was being lectured in procedure and protocol, but nonetheless enjoyable.

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