The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham

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A television tie-in set in the quiet English village of Badger's Drift, where an unwilling Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby is dragged into the investigation of the killing of a popular spinster. First published in paperback in 1989 and now reissued. From the author of DEATH OF A HOLLOW MAN and MURDER AT MADINGLEY GRANGE.

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Caroline Graham (born on July 17, 1931 in Nuneaton) is an English playwright, screenwriter and novelist. She attended the Open University, and received a degree in writing for the theatre from the University of Birmingham. Her first published book was Fire Dance, a romance novel. She is best-known as the writer of the Chief Inspector Barnaby series, which was made into a series for television in the UK known as Midsomer Murders. The first Inspector Barnaby novel, The Killings at Badger's Drift, was published in 1988 and named as one of The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time. Since then she has written six more, with latest novel A Ghost in the Machine published in 2004.
Published October 15, 2014 by Felony & Mayhem Press. 252 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Religion & Spirituality, Crime. Fiction

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Barnaby, now saddled with two helpers he doesn't want (Lucy and Sargeant Troy, the brashly snobbish youth he relegates to chauffeur), ultimately solves this case, which intertwines with a supposedly accidental death of some years back, while meandering from pub to doctor's surgery to manor house ...

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Learned Chief Inspector Barnaby and callow Sergeant Troy go to work when importunate, elderly Miss Bellringer insists that her friend, Emily Simpson, did not die of a heart attack as her doctor claimed, but was murdered.

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