This excerpt is from the book entitled The Goat Parva Murders an English Murder Mystery book set in the countryside, starring two policemen who have been working together for a few years and get along really well. There’s lots of dialogue and banter with some humour thrown in amongst the murders and suspects.

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Chapter 3 – Thursday, 7am

PC Roger Davis was in a wood with his binoculars but there wasn’t a young lady in sight. Instead, PC Davis was watching a young man, Todd Greggs, perform his early morning Tai Chi in Culpepper’s Woods. Greggs loved the feeling of nature and being free amongst the horse chestnuts and oaks. He worked in London and had to leave Goat Parva at 7:30am in order to catch the train to King’s Cross. Tai Chi was the perfect relaxing start to his otherwise hectic day at the stockbrokers.

PC Davis was fascinated by the precision of Greggs’ performance and by his athletic prowess in maintaining the poses for the necessary time. The policeman wished he could do those exercises himself as he needed to relax more. As he was contemplating perhaps joining a gym he was distracted by Greggs bending over and touching his toes effortlessly. His assailant chose this moment to strike, knocking Davis unconscious as Greggs headed back to his house on Sharrock Lane for breakfast.

 

For Bruno, you cruel bastard,” thought the assailant, placed some acorns in Davis’ mouth, and clamped the mouth shut..