The Best Corpse for the Job (Lindenshaw Mysteries #1) by Charlie Cochrane

BestCorpseForTheJobTea and sympathy have never been so deadly.

School teacher Adam Matthews just wants to help select a new headteacher and go home. The governors at Lindenshaw St Crispin’s have already failed miserably at finding the right candidate, so it’s make or break this second time round. But when one of the applicants is found strangled in the school, what should have been a straight forward decision turns tempestuous as a flash flood in their small English village.

Inspector Robin Bright isn’t thrilled to be back at St. Crispin’s. Memories of his days there are foul enough without tossing in a complicated murder case. And that handsome young teacher has him reminding himself not to fraternize with a witness. But it’s not long before Robin is relying on Adam for more than just his testimony.

As secrets amongst the governors emerge and a second person turns up dead, Robin needs to focus less on Adam and more on his investigation. But there are too many suspects, too many lies, and too many loose ends. Before they know it, Robin and Adam are fighting for their lives and their hearts.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Oh, I really liked this one. Just enough mystery to keep the pages turning and just the right forbidden chemistry between the two main characters to make me want them to end up together. *sigh*

The Best Corpse for the Job was a perfect mix of seriousness and lightness. Of course those light moments came when Adam and Robin could block out the world around them. Considering that Adam was a potential witness/suspect, things obviously got a little complicated. Robin didn’t want his judgement clouded, but the attraction was hard to ignore. The great thing was that Adam understood… yeah, I kinda loved these two together.

Throw in a cast of characters that had a hard time telling the truth because more than one of them had something to hide, a lovable dog that was also an amazing judge of character and not so pleasant memories from one of the main characters. The ‘who’ of the mystery I almost had figured out, but the ‘why’ was a surprise. The Best Corpse for the Job ended up being a great ‘who-dun-it’ with a sweet little romance that left me with a smile. 😉




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