The Slaughtered Virgin of Zenopolis by David Blake features a throwback humor that smacks of the zany comedy of British films in the 1960s. Detective Capstan is a straight man in a world that no longer makes sense. Recently transferred to Bath, he meets young Becky Phillips when she helps some addled criminals in a bank robbery gone nonsensical. The Slaughtered Virgin of Zenopolis is the first book in the Inspector Capstan series.
In To Catch a Creeper by Ellie Campbell, Cathy and crew are back with a new mystery. Cathy is settling well into her job at a prestigious London ad agency when she takes on a new mystery — The Crouch End Creeper. Cathy’s group of moms, the Wednesday Once Weeklies, are ready and eager to assist track down the culprit but with Cathy how can things not go spiraling out of control?