The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler Mysteries (Thorndike) #1) (MP3 CD)
I cannot think of a better present than the first book in a compelling mystery series, except one set in a small town in Great Britain. This series is further named Simon Serailler Mysteries, which initially confused me... and then I smacked my forehead - I didn't see that coming. Make friends with local residents, revel in the British vernacular, and give yourself over to the lure of fully fleshed characters and dialog. Louise Penny just doesn't publish fast enough!— marla
A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill," an area locally known for its tranquility and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet town.
Young policewoman Freya Graffham is assigned to the case; she's new to the job, compassionate, inquisitive, and dedicated. She and the enigmatic detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler have the task of unraveling the mystery behind this gruesome sequence of events.