“No Accident” by Robert Crouch is the first in the Kent Fisher Mystery series. You can buy a paperback or eBook copy of this book from Amazon UK.
Accident or murder? Only one man can find out … if he’s allowed to.
At Tombstone Adventure Park, someone has committed the perfect murder, disguising it as a work accident. The police pass the investigation to environmental health officer, Kent Fisher, a man with more baggage than an airport carousel.
He defies a restraining order to enter the park, confronting the owner, playboy millionaire, Miles Birchill, who has his own reasons for blocking the investigation. With progress slow and evidence in short supply, Kent uses his initiative and is suspended from duty.
But he keeps digging, unearthing secrets and corruption that could destroy those he loves.
Once he sets his personal and professional worlds on a collision course, Kent knows life will never be the same again.
If he survives .
Okay it’s confession time here… I’m already aware of this series as I read Book 2 first LOL . I really enjoyed No Bodies (Click here to read my thoughts) and was really annoyed with myself for not reading No Accident before. Robert, the delightful chap that he is, sent me a copy so I could get up to date. This book answered the questions and filled in the gaps that I was missing and I am immensely grateful xx
Anyhows, down to what I thought.
Set in the rolling South Downs you get to meet Kent Fisher, an Environmental Health Officer as well as his friends, colleagues and family. After the death of Syndey Collins, Kent is called in to investigate. Why an EHO on a death? Oops did I forget to mention that Sydney and a PTO shaft on a tractor had a coming together some how! Along with this there are various other things that have implications in this intriguing case. Accident or No Accident?
There are several story lines running through this story as Kent looks into whether the accident was work related and therefore within his powers to look into. Run ins with a local businessman doesn’t really help matters especially when he and Kent have a not so sociable history. You also get a history of Kent as he grew up and also his life now and the changes he has made that see him as not only a EH Officer but also the owner of a struggling animal sanctuary. Kent is a man of principles and not quite an entirely by the book Officer. He has a great habit of stepping on toes, poking his nose in and generally winding people up.
Given the various story lines the author has woven a really great and addictive read. He has built up a great start to a series that has a real murder mystery as well as a crime thriller feel to it. A brilliant introduction to a unique detective and a great way to kick off a series.
If you are after a detective with a difference read, with humour balanced with suspense and its toes well dipped in the traditional “whodunnit” style of writing then you cannot go wrong with this one. This is a book I would highly recommend.
I should also add that this would be the ideal time to start this series, not only can you buy Book 1 and 2 at the moment, Book 3 No Remorse is due out on May 7th and you can pre-order your copy HERE.
About the Author:
With more baggage than an airport carousel, amateur detective, Kent Fisher, should appeal to readers looking for an alternative to the usual crime procedural and private detective novels.
Robert Crouch blends his extensive experience as an environmental health officer with inspiration from Sue Grafton, Agatha Christie and Peter James to offer a fresh interpretation of the traditional murder mystery novel.
If you’re partial to a baffling whodunit with a complex twisting plot, engaging characters and a unique amateur detective, the Kent Fisher mysteries may be just what you’re looking for.
Now writing full time, Robert lives with his wife and their West Highland white terrier in Eastbourne. Together they enjoy reading, running and roaming the South Downs and beautiful countryside of the UK.
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