Title: Lessons in Chasing the Wild Goose: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery Novella
Author: Charlie Cochrane
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: March 19, 2018
Page Count: 104
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith like nothing more than being handed a mystery to solve. But why would anybody murder a man with no enemies? And was it murder in the first place?
I had just recently managed to get my hands on book one in series (they are being republished – yay!) so I was positively gleeful at the chance for more.
It’s as interesting and amusing as the previous books. Jonty and Orlando are content with their lives, happily muddling along as professors, amateur detectives and life partners. They are awfully domesticated. The story kept its cheeky, humorous tone and it’s joy to read. Its dry humor and slightly sarcastic bent had me savoring every word. I never knew when some charming nugget was going to make an appearance.
Our heroes happen to be bored so they jump at the chance to solve a case. An old acquittance of Orlando asks them to look into accident his friend had. It’s a conundrum as the case is peppered with false leads and truth in small doses. It’s rather unusual resolution. Nothing was as it seemed at first and it was truly vexing at times.
To sum it up, it’s a very good mystery in a comforting setting. The characters are likeable and their interactions witty and engaging. It’s a delightful read tempting me to pick up rest of the books in series!
Lessons in Love, book one, is $0.99 if you want to get a feel for the series!