This books was okay but I had a few problems with it. It was verbose to the extreme. While listening, I occasionally found myself unconsciously rolling my eyes and saying "Get on with it!" in my head though maybe it wouldn't have been as annoying in print. An okay mystery plot with a murderer who is a surprise mostly becasue his motive is weak in the extreme. Only one really likeable character and somewhat cheaply tries to make the reader sympathetic with one of the other characters by giving them a "tragic past". Overall not very impressive and I will not be seeking out any more of the constable Ben Cooper mysteries.