FOUL PLAY AT FOUR
This series has reached the point where the mystery exists only to provide a reason to revisit Long Farnden’s delightful inhabitants. In fact, there’s no real mystery to solve — the culprits are identified immediately, and the narrative is mostly the story of a cat-and-mouse game between them and Lois. The characters are, as always, well done, and Purser really examines the changes that are happening to the English village way of life through subplots and small details. Longtime fans will enjoy catching up with the Meads, and new readers will find it easy to drop right into the action.