Read my full review @ http://bit.ly/XnKY3WMy rating: 3.5 StarsMy opinion: This series reminds me of the Midsomer Murders series. I love the village setting of Nether Monkslip with its' quaintness and cast of quirky characters. Ms. Malliet does a wonderful job at laying out the mystery of the whodunit and gives readers many suspects to choose from. I can't help thinking that this book is a little bit too light compared to the writings of such authors as S.J. Bolton or Val McDermid, so although I do like the novels, I always have difficulties with having them rise to more than 4 stars.