Man, so here's the thing. I LOVE Midsomer Murders, but not all murders are created equal. When you read seventy pages into a three-hundred page murder mystery and nobody gets murdered, it's a bit of a disappointment. Not even Daddy Barnaby could save this one (have I talked about his love of watercolors and how much he LOVES his wife???). DEATH OF A HOLLOW MAN gave me flashbacks to how irritating the theater kids were in my high school, so if you were a theater kid or hated the theater kids (or both! it's not mutually exclusive), you might enjoy this.
So far my favorite book in this series is THE KILLING'S AT BADGER'S DRIFT, which I gave five stars. The way she portrayed the intricate psychology of the village and how all of the characters interacted with each other was SO GOOD. This lacked that nuance.
2 out of 5 stars
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