Lessons in Cracking the Deadly Code: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery novella

Title: Lessons in Cracking the Deadly Code: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery novella
Author: Charlie Cochrane
Publisher: self published
Release Date: November 26, 2018
Genre(s): Mystery
Page Count: 110
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


St Bride’s College is buzzing with excitement at the prospect of reviving the traditional celebration of the saint’s day. When events get marred by murder it’s natural that Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith will get called in to help the police with their inside knowledge. But why has somebody been crawling about on the chapel roof and who’s obsessed with searching in the library out of hours?

This is another installment in what has proven to be very funny and interesting mystery series. I’m rather fond of it and was overjoyed to find there is another addition to it.

It’s freezing cold outside and Jonty and Orlando are hoping to amuse themselves with nice little problem. But what starts as set of unusual and confusing circumstances gets more serious when murder happens on the campus.

As always the story is happily dancing along with numerous small jokes and sarcastic remarks despite dark subject matter. The murder fades in the background as the focus is more on our intrepid pair of heroes tying to solve the puzzle and ups and downs of college life. It has tongue in cheek resolution and I liked how the villain almost got away because of one simple lie everyone took as a truth at beginning.

It’s cute little story bursting with charm, perfect to snuggle with.
Sincerely hope to see more of it!

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