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The Killings at Badger's Drift (Chief Inspector Barnaby Series #1)

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Killings at Badger's Drift

    I bought this book for a friend for Christmas and she lent it to me. I've watched the first 13 sets of Midsomer Murders, so I was delighted to finally read one of the books. Even though I'd already seen this movie, the book still held my interest thoroughly. I loved reading about characters whom I'd already met on screen. This book is well-written, has several red herrings, interesting characters, a good mystery, and I want to read the rest in this series, even though I've seen the movies.

    Tom Barnaby is a low-key detective in a picturesque English village. Several murders take place and Chief Inspector Barnaby and his assistant, DC Troy, gather evidence with the help of the village folk and tie it altother with a surprising and rather jolting ending.

    I absolutely recommend it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2014

    Recommend for those that enjoy British mysteries.

    I enjoyed this book, but I feel I'd rather see it as a t.v. program. There were so many characters, it was hard keeping them straight. I love the Midsommer Murders with Inspector Barnaby.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    I loved this book and can hardly wait to read the rest of the se

    I loved this book and can hardly wait to read the rest of the series. The plot has just enough twists and turns and possible suspects to keep you guessing--and reading on. A great choice for the beach or perhaps a long plane ride.

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  • Posted January 1, 2013


    Read reviews that said it was wonderful and award winning. Was not really impressed, although it was a god read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2003

    The Killings At Badgers Drift

    This is an amazing book which captures the serenity of a tranquil English village with perfection. It has the undercurrent of murder, and is a thought-provoking and witty read which blends into the deception, deceit and hate that proves everything is not as it seems. A beautiful and talented novel, which I hold highly among some of the best crime fiction ever written. Barnaby is brilliant!

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