A Fool and His Money is the third volume in the Bartlett and Boase Mysteries, a warm-hearted series of detective stories that hearken back to the Golden Age of crime fiction.
1924, Cornwall. When a man is found dead from gunshot wounds on Hunter's Path, a picturesque spot in Falmouth, it's up to Inspector Bartlett and Constable Boase to find out whodunit ? and, more importantly, why.
The dead man, Clicker the Clown, was the main attraction at Martin's Circus ? and with his reputation as a kindly and well-respected old soul, who would want to kill him? As Bartlett and Boase investigate, they discover old enmities and a close-knit community which doesn't want to give up its secrets ? even if that means the gallows for some.
Meanwhile, the detectives have to combat interference from the higher ranks in the force ? and problems in their personal lives which threaten to spoil the best-laid plans?
About the Author
Marina Pascoe is a Falmothian with a lifelong interest in crime and history, having read her first Agatha Christie at the age of ten and becoming hooked!Having written several books about the history of her home county, and more recently gaining a Masters degree in Regional Histories, marina Pascoe had, for many years, hoped to see an historical murder mystery set against the backdrop of her home town, Falmouth. Having waited patiently, she decided to write a series of her own, The Bartlett and Boase Mysteries.