By Leonie Swann
A witty philosophical homicide secret with a captivating twist: the crack detectives are sheep made up our minds to find who killed their cherished shepherd.
On a hillside close to the comfortable Irish village of Glennkill, the individuals of the flock assemble round their shepherd, George, whose physique lies pinned to the floor with a spade. George has cared for the sheep, examining them a plethora of books each evening. The day-by-day publicity to literature has made them some distance savvier concerning the workings of the human brain than your general sheep. Led by means of omit Maple, the neatest sheep in Glennkill (and most likely the world), they got down to locate George’s killer.
The A-team of investigators comprises Othello, the “bad-boy” black ram; Mopple the Whale, a merino who eats much and recalls every little thing; and Zora, a pensive black-faced ewe with a weak spot for abysses. Joined through different participants of the richly proficient flock, they interact in nightlong discussions concerning the crime and wild metaphysical speculations, and so they embark on reconnaissance missions into the village, the place they come upon a few most likely suspects. There’s Ham, the terrifying butcher; Rebecca, a village newcomer with a mystery and a scheme; Gabriel, the shady shepherd of a truly strange flock; and Father Will, a sinister priest. alongside the way in which, the sheep confront their very own all-too-human struggles with guilt, misdeeds, and unrequited love.
Three luggage Full is already a world hit. “It’s particularly as though Agatha Christie had re-written The Wind within the Willows, and that i ended by way of loving it, ”Jane Jakeman wrote in The Independent. humorous, clean, and endearing, it introduces a superb breed of detectives to American readers.