By Simon Brett
The prosperous beach hotel of Smalting is unaccustomed to crime. So whilst human continues to be are stumbled on underneath the floorboards of 1 of its seashore huts, the group is awash with suspicion and worry. beginner sleuths Carole Seddon and ally Jude are drawn into the secret, and their suspicion fast falls on appealing Philly Rose, a tender Londoner newly arrived within the region, whose boyfriend has lately vanished in mysterious conditions. in the meantime, Kelvin Southwest, self-appointed 'ladies' guy' and caretaker of Smalting's seashore huts, appears to be like hiding a depressing mystery underneath his soft external, whereas Reginald flora, pompous President of the Smalting seashore Hut organization, turns into more and more protective approximately his personal historical past. while the bones lower than the seashore hut are pointed out, the ghosts of the earlier are painfully reawakened, and long-hidden secrets and techniques start to floor. Bones lower than the seashore Hut is an inventive secret from certainly one of England's favorite crime writers, exquisitely plotted, teeming with incredible characters and filled with unforeseen twists.
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Extra resources for Bones Under the Beach Hut (Fethering Mysteries)
I tell them that there are sadly no beach huts available, even if there are. ' 'So, in the same way, Carole, if I were to decide to offer you the use of another vacant hut here on Smalting Beach while Quiet Harbour is being repaired, well, that could be done . . just on my say-so. ' 'Good. Well, I mean, if you could see your way to-' Again he raised a podgy hand and she was deferentially silent. ' Yes, as you said rather a lot of times, thought Carole. ' 'I would regard it as the least I could do, Carole.
Yes, as you said rather a lot of times, thought Carole. ' 'I would regard it as the least I could do, Carole. You took over Quiet Harbour from Philly Rose in the belief that you were taking over a perfect working beach hut. You then discovered that it had a hole burned in its floor. Repairing that is within the remit of Fether District Council - or, to be more specific, of me, Kelvin Southwest. It is not your fault that your beach hut has been damaged and you have paid the rental money to Philly Rose in good faith.
But Kelvin Southwest was not yet ready to relinquish his hold on her. He wanted to luxuriate for a while in his magnanimity and her gratitude. So he favoured Carole with tales of other occasions when he'd seen his way to bending Fether District Council's rules in the matter of beach huts. ' he asked, the wind temporarily taken out of his sails. 'The fire at Quiet Harbour. ' 'I will try. I will ask around. But without much confidence that I'll find the answer. I'm sure it was done by some kids after dark.
Bones Under the Beach Hut (Fethering Mysteries) by Simon Brett