The Best Corpse for the Job

The Best Corpse for the Job

by Charlie Cochrane


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The Best Corpse for the Job by Charlie Cochrane

Tea and sympathy have never been so deadly.

Schoolteacher Adam Matthews just wants to help select a new headteacher and go home. The governors at Lindenshaw St. Crispin's have already failed miserably at finding the right candidate, so it's make or break this second time round. But when one of the applicants is found strangled in the school, what should have been a straightforward decision turns as tempestuous as a flash flood in their small English village.

Inspector Robin Bright isn't thrilled to be back at St. Crispin's. Memories of his days there are foul enough without tossing in a complicated murder case. And that handsome young teacher has him reminding himself not to fraternize with a witness. But it's not long before Robin is relying on Adam for more than just his testimony.

As secrets amongst the governors emerge and a second person turns up dead, Robin needs to focus less on Adam and more on his investigation. But there are too many suspects, too many lies, and too many loose ends. Before they know it, Robin and Adam are fighting for their lives and their hearts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626491922
Publisher: Riptide Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 12/19/2014
Series: Lindenshaw Mysteries , #1
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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The Best Corpse for the Job 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
This was my first story by this author. If you love the British mystery shows on PBS you will love this book. A murder at a school interviewing for a new headteacher introduces us to Inspector Robin Bright and his sidekick Sargent Anderson. There are sparks between Robin and one of the teachers Adam which is really sweet. I truly loved the mystery and had several suspects (all wrong). I want a Campbell of my own but for the drool and food bill. Even if you don’t like m/m you should enjoy this story as anything other than a kiss happens behind closed doors.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Good Mystery! Adam is a schoolteacher and is helping to select a new head teacher for the school, but when the candidate ends up murdered at the school, now he ends up trying to find out what happens. The books takes us on a great mystery of trying to figure out who done it.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
So this was a hard book for me to read and to rate, because even though I liked the story enough to finish it, I really did feel as though I had to push myself to finish it. Even with that in mind, like I said I did still enjoy the book because I liked the characters, Adam and Robin. There was just something about the two of them that stuck out to me. I thought that the author did a great job with their relationship as well. I did think that the twists that the author added to the story were very good and interesting! That totally made the story worth the read for me personally. This is the first book by this author that I have read, and I will give them another shot in reading their books in the future. This story in particular just wasn’t my cup of tea. Reviewed by Crystal Marie for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for review*
PansyPetal More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars out of 5 I have mentioned to you before that I have a fondness of British cop shows.  Well I have a love of cop shows in general, and British cop shows fall in that general category.  This one kind of looked like it might fit. Add to that, the m/m romance aspect and well, I thought I just had to read it.   Unfortunately, I had a difficult time staying awake to read it.  Maybe it was the fact that the weather is turning cold so my innate need to want to hibernate kicked in, but it seemed every time I settled in to read this, I fell asleep.  Sad, but true.   I can’t say it was necessarily because I found the story boring.  Not really.  Granted, it didn’t grab me, but it really wasn’t that bad either.  It was very much a British country read.  Lots of local dialect that sometimes had me scratching my head, but mostly the context let me know what was going on.   The characters were reasonably well developed, but there were many and it was sometimes hard to keep them sorted.  The murder mystery was interesting enough, in that there were no clues and the coppers were running around all over the place looking for “who done it.”   The romance seemed to take center stage a good deal of the time, distracting everyone from the murder, including the Inspector in charge. *shakes head* He was easily distracted by the green eyed teacher.  Thank goodness Mr. Green eyes wasn’t the murderer and I feel okay giving that minor spoiler because there are so many other suspects.  Besides, we cannot have the love interest be a suspect.  *smile*   Toward the second half of the book, things finally started to come together and get exciting.  Lots of twists and turns about “who did it,” with a definite surprise murderer and motive.  Ended up being quite interesting once I stayed awake long enough to finish it.   I would say, if you like mysteries, give this a chance.  Bit of a slow start, but a wonderful surprise ending.  Well worth the time.   I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.