Death by strangulation is not a pretty sight, but then Ted Baxter, who had driven his wife to suicide, was an ugly character. His wastebasket bulges with hate mail. One letter — inscribed in copperplate letters with striking green ink — stands out: You have been found guilty of crimes against humanity. The death sentence will be carried out in eight days. Signed: The AprilDeath by strangulation is not a pretty sight, but then Ted Baxter, who had driven his wife to suicide, was an ugly character. His wastebasket bulges with hate mail. One letter — inscribed in copperplate letters with striking green ink — stands out: You have been found guilty of crimes against humanity. The death sentence will be carried out in eight days. Signed: The April Rainers. Chief Inspector Webb of the Shillingham CID soon discerns a pattern. Baxter was not the April Rainers’ first victim. The two other known victims were an extortionist and a hostile-takeover artist; both had so many enemies that another threat seemed insignificant — even one inscribed in copperplate letters. What connects the victims? Who are the April Rainers? Why are they warning their victims beforehand? In his most baffling case yet, Chief Inspector Webb must find out who this group is and why its members are taking the law into their own hands … ...
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The April Rainers Reviews
Ted Baxter abused his wife and she committed suicide after he avoided prison for attacking her. He is strangled and left on his own doorstep and DCI Webb finds a waste paper basket overflowing with hate mail. But one letter stands out - one in copperplate in green ink and signed by 'The April Rainers' threatening death eight days after the date of the letter. He isn't the only person in the area to receive this sort of message and he won't be the last to die.Gradually a pattern starts to emerge. Meanwhile the more cultured party of local society is welcoming the arrival in the area of Felicity Harwood, a world famous composer and violinist. Mark Templeton is overjoyed as he has followed her progress for the last ten years. No one seems to know who the April Rainers are and DCI Webb is totally baffled at first as more evidence starts to emerge he begins to see a pattern. This is a tense and well written crime novel with plenty of clues to the murderer's identity and plenty of red herrings too. I enjoyed it and read it in less than twenty four hours.All this excellent series can be read as standalone novels as well as in series order and even read back to back as I am doing I still haven't become bored with them. The characters are well drawn and the plots ingenious. If you like your crime novels without too much graphic violence and bad language then I can thoroughly recommend this book and this series.
A despicable man is found strangled to death. A threat is found in his garbage from The April Rainers warning of his death. Chief Webb and his team soon find out he is not the only dead person who received a note from the same people. Meanwhile, a famous musician has come back to the area to give some concerts and has gotten a local man to start writing her biography.Well-written, as always! Enjoyed the mystery unfolding to the end.
Very goodAlready got the first David Webb mystery from Amazon. Going to read the whole series. If you enjoy this type of book try the author Aline Templeton too. I love good British mysteries.
Still working through Webb series.
I think was a particularly good book in the series but I never guessed the denoument.