Skeletons of Birkbury by Diane J. Febry

Let me start off by saying that this book is a must read for all you whodunit lovers. For me, personally it was an exciting blend of two of my favorite authors Ruth Rendell and Dick Francis. Who doesn’t love a good mystery? And add some horses to it, and you got me. Diana J. Febry has woven a skillful tale of murder, intrigue and suspense with the background of the equine world. It is obvious that she has personal experience in the world of horses.

The Skeletons of Birkbury introduced me to Chief Inspector Peter Hatherall and Detective Inspector Fiona Williams, two well written characters. The investigation of the murder is suspenseful, while also delving into the personalities and the lives of the various characters. The character development is insightful and adds to the story, as you get involved with the complexities of the various people and the quirks of the equine community. I enjoyed this book and can’t wait to get into the next Birkbury mystery!

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