This book was kindly provided to me by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.
Mr. Crackery is a very polite and formal English man who runs a store in England. One day he went to his store and, as he parked on his usual spot, he got his car wheel clamped, and the man would only release his car upon the payment of a 30 pounds fine. While they were arguing, the man died, and afraid of being charged with murder, Mr. Crackery decides to investigate by himself.
His investigation leads him to an old woman’s house, where he is attacked by a dog and almost made hostage, if it weren’t for the fact that the old woman also died while arguing with him.
After these awkward events he starts to investigate it further, until a woman appears to help him put an end to all this mess: she pays him a few thousand pounds and helps him hide the supposed murder weapons.
From this point to the end, many things happened: Mr. Crackery went to jail and his assistant, Miss Holland, got married, to mention a few.
To be honest I had a hard time reading this book, because Mr. Crackery is a very formal character, so sometimes he was pretty annoying. However, it is a great book for adolescent, in my opinion, who enjoy mystery solving and investigations.