A Fete Worse Than Death
by Gary Simpson

In the sleepy village of Littlehampton, everybody knows everyone else's business. When Mary Smallpiece announces that she is about to stage a village fete to raise money for the church roof fund, her husband, the Reverend Humphrey Smallpiece agrees somewhat reluctantly to abseil down the church tower and seeks sponsorship. Retired GP Dr Harriet Ffinch and her trusty sidekick, local police sergeant Derek Foot ensure that the whole event runs with military precision, aided by Staff Sergeant Marsh of the local army cadets. But it seems that the village has some secrets to unfold and that quite a few villagers would love to see Humphrey at the end of a rope...


Rev Humphrey Smallpiece The victim
Mary Smallpiece His wife
Florence Smallpiece His sister, the postmistress
S/Sgt David Marsh Mary's brother
John Forshaw The local councillor
Tracey Morton A local celebrity
James Troughton A press photographerSgt Derek Foot The local village policeman
Dr Harriet Ffinch A keen local amateur detective

Possible endings: 1

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