Louise Penny 1995. The Unconsoled. Hodder & Stoughton. 448 pp.

Chose to read this on the basis of a review in a mathematics journal but there is no mathematics in the novel, you would learn as much about beekeeping. A well-crafted example of 2nd-tier crime fiction. For a novel written in covid lockdown, I found it disturbing that all Louise Penny’s characters of dubious or criminal intent are academics. Even a cameo by an archaeologist. Perhaps I was unlucky in my choice of novel, maybe next time she will trash beekeepers. On the other hand, she has golden retrievers.