Goat Parva Murders – 32

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.


“So what’s the plan, Inspector?”


“Well, Sergeant, I think I will drive us to Langstroth House to see young Claude Avon and then we visit Davis’ home and see what we can find. Lastly we catch Mr Greggs after he returns from London.”


“Sounds like a plan, sir.”


“Oh good and while I am driving you can phone Constable Smythe and ask her to investigate whether PC Davis was ever stationed in Sevenoaks.”




Knowles hoped that his Land Rover would look incongruous in the well ordered surroundings of Langstroth House. The lawns were mown into a chess board pattern and the topiary was immaculate. Even the sundial in the turning circle by the front door was polished to perfection.


Knowles tucked his shirt into his trousers and smoothed down his crumpled suit.


“How’s the diet working, sir?” asked Barnes.


“I am just starting out so it’s not had time to register with the fatty parts of my body.”


Knowles pointed to the sundial.


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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