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Festival of Death

Ah, summer 2020 has passed . . . and what a summer of no-s it was: no holidays abroad, no Wimbledon, no crime festivals anywhere in this country . . . and no Glastonbury, of course.

But to overcome that particular loss, why not immerse yourself in the fabulously jacketed Festival of Death and transport yourself back to a blazing hot summer in Somerset, where an alternative Glasto is taking place, complete with two feuding rock star brothers who are reunited on the Pyramid stage – and then one of them suffers a very public and fatal electrocution.

So once again, Buddhist detective Vincent Caine is reunited with his partner, DI Shanti Joyce, as both are tasked to find out what went on behind the scenes at this much-feted reunion.  And it turns out it’s murder most bizarre as the two of them struggle to untangle the wildly conflicting statements of minders, lovers, drug-fuelled roadies and very dodgy divas, all set against the mystical backdrop of Glastonbury Tor and Unworthy Farm.

So – enjoy this alternative to the iconic alternative music festival, and once you’re done you can enjoy the fact you don’t now need to transport a tent and rucksack full of smelly clothes across a boggy field, nor will you need to soak for three days in a bath to remove all traces of grime and body glitter. And very possibly, you’ll be left feeling a lot healthier too . . .

Krystyna Green