This book has all the elements of a murder mystery that I love – all the pieces fit, believable characters, likeable detective who solves the case, and the ending is satisfying.

There is one thing that bothers me about murder mysteries, in any medium – TV, movies, print, is that the killer always commits a second or third crime, and that’s when he/she makes a mistake and gets caught. The first murder baffled the detective and the murderer would’ve gotten away with murder (no pun intended) if he/she would only stop there. I wonder if it’s like that in real life.

Although there are some weird sexual themes (fortunately no explicit descriptions) in the book that I could’ve done without, The Killings at Badger’s Drift is good enough that I would like to read another book by Caroline Graham.

3 Responses to “The Killings at Badger’s Drift by Caroline Graham”

  1. laurie Says:

    I think all 86 (and countiing) of the UK television adaptations of the Caroline Graham stories (called “Midsomer Murders”), have three murders in them. That is 258 so far. You would have thought Inspector Barnaby’s bosses would have noticed by now!

  2. Joyful Says:

    haha, really? All have 3 murders? I gotta watch more and see if it’s true. But actually I prefer reading.

  3. laurie Says:

    If you go to Google and type in “body count” “midsomer murders” then you will find someone has set up a page with all the details.