The Hanging in the Hotel

Rating: 4 out of 5.
the Hanging in the Hotel book cover

Simon Brett, 2004 – Fethering Mysteries #5

Carole and Jude are on the case again – only this time, it looks like they might be wrong. Was Nigel’s hanging a suicide, or murder?

The Fethering series is unique in that there’s a fair amount of conflict between the two main characters / amateur detectives; they’re not best buds, and there’s no joking around. Carole is controlled and controlling, and a bit insecure. Jude is relaxed and carefree, while also being tightlipped about her past, which pushes all of Carole’s buttons.

In the 5th installment of the series, we are introduced to Carole’s son Stephen (or Steven – not sure which, since I listened to the book which currently featured in Audible Plus) and his fiancee; they also feature prominently in Book #6.

Ralph Cosham narrated with his usual skill.

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