Review

The Body in the Dales by J.R. Ellis

Lightweight detective fans should not be put off by my review.

I bought this book because it was the first in a series of detective novels but I’m sorry to say I could not care for any of the characters in this book throughout the story. If you like a basic ‘who dunnit’ you will probably enjoy this story set in, and describing well, the Yorkshire Dales. Sadly for me, I am aggravated by the addition of dialect in writing. If you are too, I can assure you it is kept to a minimum. This is a good basic story with many suspects but I’m afraid I’d lost interest in identifying the killer and skimmed to the end.