I am delighted to be on the blog tour for “No Remorse” by Robert Crouch and the third instalment in The Kent Fisher Mystery Series. My thanks to Robert for my e copy and Caroline at Bits About Books for my spot on the tour. No Comment is available in eBook format from Amazon UK
An old man dead. Dementia or murder? Threats won’t stop Kent Fisher from finding out.
At luxury retirement home, Nightingales, appearance matters more than the truth. But what is the truth? Was Anthony Trimble killed as he predicted? If so, who wanted him out of the way, and why?
Kent puzzles over the only clue Trimble left him. Do the numbers come from a takeaway menu or are they a mysterious code that could reveal his darkest secret?
As Kent digs deep, people start dying.
Will Kent win the race to discover the truth, or become the next victim?
Inspired by Agatha Christie and Sue Grafton, Robert Crouch brings a fresh voice and a new twist to the traditional murder mystery.
Oh I do like Kent Fisher and in this third book he definitely gets himself into more trouble. His day job as an Environmental Health Officer is becoming increasing more stressful with new workloads, schedules and reshuffles, his home is an animal sanctuary and during his spare time he visits a residential home with his dog Columbo as part of a therapy programme. It is during one of these visits that things feel just a little bit off.
If you have not read this series, then please take a tip from me and read them, another tip read them in order as you will get a real feeling for what makes this character. I am speaking from experience as I read book 2, then 1 and now I am in order for future book 🙂 This is a brilliant series that see’s Kent getting caught up in crimes and mysteries. This book follows certain thread from previous ones building on what we already know of Kent.
No Remorse brings in new faces as well as the key characters from the previous books. The story of a nursing home is the basis for a story that is in my opinion just a little darker than the others and taking various routes that I didn’t expect. There is a mystery for Kent to solve and one that will put him danger yet again. The plot is definitely one that gets you turning the pages as you try to discover what the clues add up to.
I really like the various threads that run through this story, it is not just about the mystery of a body. There is the ongoing problems with the sanctuary and it’s future, the continual battle with his EHO boss Danni who doesn’t seem to live in the real world as far as doing actual groundwork goes, (No! I’m not a fan of her either) and on top of that there is Kent’s love life, if you can call it that. You get a lot of story, well stories within a story from the author.
Mixed in with Kent’s unique detective / sleuth role is a sense of pride and doing the right thing. The right thing by the residents in the home, by the sanctuary and at work. He comes across as a very principled character but a sense of humour.
The author has a real love for the South Downs and his descriptions of the area allow this to come through as he describes the area and scenery as well as adding the odd historical snippet of information.
This is a series I would recommend for those who like a sleuth style, whodunit murder mystery. It has a darker atmospheric feel, with a great sense of tension, suspense and drama. A Highly Recommended from me xx
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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