Smile for the Camera

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
A full length mystery for Mercedes Drew and Inspector Flowers.
An Art theft from a country house, a rock festival, a missing girl, a photographer and a dead body in the Mercedes Drew Mysteries #4.
When a young girl goes missing at the Wemrock music festival, Inspector Flowers has to drop everything to lead the search. Mercedes and her biker friends are not willing to stand idly by and do nothing. More

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About Barnaby Wilde

Barnaby Wilde is the pen name of Tim Fisher.
Tim was born in 1947 in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, but grew up and was educated in the West Country. He graduated with a Physics degree in 1969 and worked in manufacturing and quality control for a multinational photographic company for 30 years before taking an early retirement to pursue other interests. He has two grown up children and currently lives happily in Devon.

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Kevin A. Lyons reviewed on July 17, 2014

This novel is a follow up to the Mercedes Drew short story collections. There are some differences, besides it being a novel. The biggest difference is what I perceived to be a "darker" tone to the story, involving the fate of an abducted girl. But the main characters are familiar and consistent, and there are still some situations that had me smiling.

The novel stands alone, but I'd still suggest reading the short stories first. They provide a thorough introduction to the characters and work environments.
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)
David H. Keith reviewed on Feb. 14, 2014

Fans of the motorcycle-riding, outspoken, amateur crime-solver Mercedes Drew (absolutely NOT to be confused with her older cousin, Nancy) will not be disappointed with this latest of her adventures. As always, Wilde drags us into the underbelly of contemporary English society with this tale of Drew's boyfriend and Detective Inspector Desmond Flowers's search for a gang of thieves who are stripping valuable paintings from local country manors. His search is interrupted by the disappearance of a 14-year-old girl who may be in peril. Unasked, as usual, Ms. Drew involves her biker buddies Dog Tooth, Mike, brother Ben, and other bikers in the search for the girl. Filled with a measure of suspense, a smattering of police procedural, and a health dollop of Wilde's signature humor, this is a tale that will very probably cause you to drop everything else short of life-threatening crisis and read it through, despite presentation errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Highly recommended.

David H. Keith
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