Goat Parva Murders – 42

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.


“Why Herald?”


“She’s been seen snooping around suspiciously by both Claude Avon and Danica BC’s husband, she’s not entirely innocent.”


“This place is just too orderly; it’s so suspicious – it screams ‘you will never catch me’.”


“Well someone did, but not perhaps in the way he imagined.”




They drove back to Scoresby station – Barnes went to make enquiries about Davis’ locker and boxes for rent in the Post Office.


Knowles went back to his desk, but found a note from the doctor regarding Davis’ body and so departed straightaway for the morgue.


Dr Crabtree looked up as Knowles entered the morgue and smiled; he had some good news, he thought, for the detective inspector.


“Colin, how are you, have you lost weight?”


“I hope so doc, but I only started the diet this morning, so I think it’s just a trick of the light as it were. Anyway, what about the shoes and belt we left you – anything of interest?”


“The only evidence is that they were chewed by an animal with fairly sharp teeth. Not surprisingly we also found Clem’s fingerprints on the belt and shoes and another set of prints on the shoes.”

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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