Murder on the Lake (Inspector Skelgill Investigates, #4) by Bruce Beckham

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Murder on the Lake (Inspector Skelgill Investigates, #4) Read Online Free - BY THE TIME Detective Inspector Skelgill becomes the tenth person to be stranded on secluded Grisholm ('Pigs’ Isle' in Old Norse) where a writers’ retreat is taking place, one of the assembled literati is already dead. Though natural causes seem to provide the explanation, a second apparently accidental death and a series of inexplicable experiences convince Skelgill that a cold and calculating killer is at large. Set around Derwentwater in the English Lake District, this traditional whodunit sees Skelgill and his team striving to fathom a mystery that his superior officer suspects may be no more than his imagination at play.

Title : Murder on the Lake (Inspector Skelgill Investigates, #4)
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ISBN : 1506004334
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 258 pages


Stacy rated it ★★★★★

April 13, 2018

I just love a good British mystery. Even crimes seem to be described in more polite, nicer terms. I like the manner of the detectives, and in this one, I liked Inspector Skelgill's ever-apparent air of distraction and sort of ineptitude that throws the suspects sort-of off, so their guard is kind...

J.B. rated it ★★★★★

May 01, 2016

Classic British Detective Romp Happily, this author obviously ignored current advice to aim writing to the fifth grade vocabulary. Although the first few complicated sentences required a shift in reading gears, once into the rhythm I was hooked like a pike and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Jill rated it ★★★☆☆

February 21, 2017

I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway, thanks to the author, Bruce Beckham and Goodreads for my my copy. This was an "out of the box" mystery read for me and I was leaning more towards a 3.5 star rating. I enjoyed how the mystery started immediately and each chapter kept it moving...

Italo rated it ★★★★★

May 02, 2016

Wonderfully entertaining. Turn off the TV and pick up a Skelgill book! The author has created a very entertaining protagonist for his police procedural series in police inspector Skelgill. If you enjoy the Dalziel from Yorkshire police procedurals, you'll certainly enjoy the Skelgill from Cumbria...

Tony rated it ★★★★☆

April 17, 2017

DS Daniel “Dan” Skelgill (Cumbria CID) & 10 other PPL are stranded on the secluded Grisholm Island (Pigs’ Isle in Old Norse). Grisholm Hall is hosting & housing a writers’ WE Wordsworth Writers’ Retreat. Lucy Hecate (26, aspiring writer) is the 1st. 1 Dan meets. Dickie Lampray (59, literary...

Karen rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2017

Stayed up most of the night finishing this one... just couldn't wait to find out not only the name and motive of the murderer, but also to work through the case with Inspector Skelgill. Skelgill is out fishing during a raging storm, hoping to catch a huge pike and win a bet, when he sees a woman...

Jillian rated it ★★★★☆

March 13, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this, my first D. I. Daniel Skelgill murder mystery. I read it on a plane from Melbourne to London on my way to an embroidery retreat in the Lakes District. In other circumstances I’d have given it 3.5 stars. It was a good choice. The Lakes District is more than a setting. It...

Beau rated it ★★★★☆

March 27, 2018

didn't think i would enjoy this but it was very good. Had no idea who the murderer was

Cornerofmadness rated it ★★★★☆

March 07, 2015

Technically a 3.5 read but I rounded up a little because I'm more lenient on self pubbers because everything is on them. I did win this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review but that in no way affected my review. I do, however, want to break this into two pieces for the review because I lik...

Em rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2016

While out fishing on the lake, Inspector Skelgill is drawn into an unfolding mystery: sudden death, or is it murder? Well, the title is probably a bit of a clue. This is the first book I've read in this series and it worked well for me as a standalone novel. It's a quiet sort of mystery. It's base...

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