Witty and wicked crimes in the cosy seaside town of Flaxborough.
Respectable councillor Harold Carobleat has been laid to rest and the official cause of death is pneumonia. However, he's scarcely cold in his coffin when the affable and annoyingly polite Detective Inspector Purbright is tasked with examining the death of Carobleat's neighbour - and he's adamant this was no accident.
Were the men's deaths connected? And what could they have to do with those oddly named antique items. This cosy crime series is laugh-out-loud funny with intriguing mysteries to boot.