Anthea Fraser, JUSTICE POSTPONED
If Jane Austin were writing mysteries today, they would be much like Althea Fraser’s, which are studies of upper middle class family life with an occasional element of mystery thrown in. You keep reading along, not primarily for the solution of the mystery, but because the development of the characters and their relationships are inherently entertaining.
This is the ninth book in the Rona Parish series, and it features a woman who is a biographer and sometime magazine writer who meets a man who thinks he may have been at the scene of a crime. Although some may think the plot serendipitous, it holds together well and is deftly related to the changing relationships in the characters’ lives. Cozy readers and those not too taken with mysteries who enjoy stories set in contemporary England should give this one a try.