When Night Falls by Helena MarchmontWhen Night Falls by Helena Marchmont
Narrator: Nathaniel Parker
Series: Bunburry #14
Published by Lübbe Audio on February 17, 2023
Source: Purchased
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Length: 3 hrs 8 mins
Pages: 123
Format: Audiobook
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The picturesque Cotswolds village of Bunburry has been rocked by a series of burglaries, with dark suspicions over who is responsible. A discovery at the scene of the crime in the home of Bunburry’s favourite senior citizens, Liz and Marge, leads amateur sleuth Alfie to fear the worst. He decides that this time, the matter should be left to the proper authorities. But with Constable Emma Hollis on sick leave, and Sergeant Harold Wilson as work-shy as ever, some of the villagers have other ideas...

When burglaries start happening in Bunburry, everyone is concerned their house will be the next target. When Alfie’s two favorite people become victims, Alfie and Emma, who’s supposed to be on leave, have to get involved. In the meantime, a new arrival from London has formed a vigilante group that is threatening the local youth with baseball bats.

The mystery was good. Alfie jumps to conclusions a bit too quickly but is able to change his mind as they find new evidence. There are a couple of legitimate suspects and I liked how the clues worked together. Alfie and Emma make a good team, but they need to communicate better when it comes to their personal relationship.

I enjoyed this installment. It’s a fun, light series. I enjoy spending time with the quirky residents of Bunburry. I do wish I could have some of the fudge, though.

About Helena Marchmont

Olga Wojtas

Helena Marchmont is a pseudonym of Olga Wojtas, who was born and brought up in Edinburgh. She was encouraged to write by an inspirational English teacher, Iona M. Cameron. Olga won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2015, has had more than 30 short stories published in magazines and anthologies and writes the Miss Blaine’s Prefect mysteries.

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