The Slaughtered Virgin of Zenopolis
(Inspector Capstan #1)
by David Blake (2017)
After reading all of the Inspector in the future, it’s back to the present for his first outing. And it’s a riot !
The story starts off with a murder. The police investigate, and just when things settle down into a police procedural, things take off in a different direction. The main character of this book is Becky Philips, and she drives the story forward in a crazy way, causing mayhem.
By the end the police play a small part, but it’s all in the service of the funniest book I have read in a long time. Sure, most is based on the stupidity of men in charge, but in our post-truth times that is always the case.