Lamb to the Slaughter: A Marjory Fleming Thriller by Aline Templeton
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
A dead sheep is left in town, a prominent citizen is found dead on his doorstep, and then there's a third death. What do these deaths have in common beyond the fact that they all been blasted with a shotgun? Perhaps it's a protest against the proposed new supermarket. DI Marge Fleming is left with a somewhat diminished crew as Tam McNee is still on leave, recuperating from the devastating blow to his head. Her daughter Cat, has taken to hanging around with some unsavory teenage boys on motorbikes, who may or may not be guilty of harassing an elderly cottager. As usual, Fleming has to balance the demands of her job as head of CID with her personal life.
I didn't find this one as engaging as the first two in the series; Marjorie's character seemed a bit distant. Plus most of the suspects were less than likable. I will continue reading the series, however, for at least one more installment.
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