#BlogTour #Review ~ No Bodies by Robert Crouch @robertcrouchuk @CarolineBookBit


Why would environmental health officer, Kent Fisher, show any interest in finding Daphne Witherington, the missing wife of a longstanding family friend?

The police believe she ran off with Colin Miller, a rather dubious caterer, and Kent has problems of his own when a young girl who visits his animal sanctuary is rushed to hospital.

When enquiries into Colin Miller reveal a second missing wife, Kent picks up a trail that went cold over a year ago. But he’s struggling to find a connection between the women, even when he discovers a third missing wife.

Is there a killer on the loose in Downland?

With no motive, no connection and no bodies, Kent may never uncover the truth.

‘Robert Crouch has brought both a fresh voice and a new twist to conventional crime drama.‘ Alaric Bond

About the Author

Inspired by Miss Marple, Inspector Morse and Columbo, Robert Crouch wanted to write entertaining crime fiction the whole family could enjoy.

At their heart is Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel. Passionate about the environment, justice and fair play, he’s soon embroiled in murder.

Drawing on his experiences as an environmental health officer, Robert has created a new kind of detective who brings a unique and fresh twist to the traditional murder mystery. With complex plots, topical issues and a liberal dash of irreverent humour, the Kent Fisher mysteries offer an alternative to the standard police procedural.

Robert now writes full time and lives on the South Coast of England with his wife and their West Highland White Terrier, Harvey, who appears in the novels as Kent’s sidekick, Columbo.

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My Review

I read and enjoyed No Accident a little while ago and grew quite fond of Kent Fisher and his sidekick Columbo. So I was pleased to see book two No Bodies arrive fairly quick on the tail.

I seem to recall saying last time that it’s a novel approach having an enviironmental officer involved in a crime situation and this remains so.

Kent is a bit gruff but means well, he is once more asked to investigate a missing woman but surely she has just done a moonlight flit with an undesirable, there can’t be any connection to a different missing person or a murder can there? After all there are No Bodies to substantiate this theory.

Kent also has an animal sanctuary which causes more hassles in his personal life when a youngster who works there becomes ill. Is Kent about to lose everything!? It’s nice to feel a connection to a character and Kent is certainly one who takes a bit of getting used to but his relationship with Columbo shows he is a decent guy underneath all his bluster.

The author has maintained his easy writing style with a mix of humour thrown in, this is a complex who dunnit and I would suggest it is beneficial to read book one first to get background history and make this a more enjoyable/satisfying read.

I enjoyed No Bodies and look forward to catching up with Kent again hopefully.

My thanks to the author and Caroline (Bits About Books) for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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