Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
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Class/Genre: Mystery Police Procedural
Series: Constable Evans # 3
St.Martin's,May 1999, $ 22.95, 200pp
Internationally renowned opera singer Ifor Llewllyn has returned to his hometown of Llanfair, Wales for some needed rest. Ifor joins the local choir that is competing in the upcoming regional fair. The choirmaster is Mostyn Phillips, a former classmate of Ifor's. The great tenor relishes teasing Mostyn, who does not react well to the constant pounding. In fact, Mostyn has never forgiven Ifor for marrying his beloved Margaret.
However, the night before the contest, Ifor fails to show up at the meeting place. Mostyn and Constable Evan Evans return to retrieve their star singer, only to find him dead. First Ifor's wife and then his son confesses to the murder, but neither confession holds up under scrutiny. As the police hone in on the spouse's boy friend, Evan realizes that too fails to fit the scenario, but wonders what does.
EVANLY CHOIRS: A CONSTABLE EVANS MYSTERY is a well-written, very enjoyable Welsh cozy that is a one-sitting read. The who-done-it is fun and Evan remains a lovable boy scout. Fans of cozies need to peruse this entire series (see EVAN HELP US and EVANS ABOVE) for a pleasurable police procedural that never stops entertaining.
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