First let's be clear-I'm a huge Bill Slider fan. I've been reading this series since Ms. Harrod-Eagles began it, and have always eagerly awaited the next new book. This book though (the 15 in the series) just disappointed me. I didn't hate it, and I still love Bill and his cronies and enjoy seeing them work together to solve their cases. Also, the books are always funny, from the pun chapter names, to the jokes, and to the understated and hilarious similes and of course Porson's malapropisms. These alone make each book a delight. But I also always enjoyed the mysteries. They have always been a bit tricky and not easily determined. That is where this book fell short in my view. The mystery seemed to start out well-a corpse found that could so easily have been a suicide, but Bill and his crew dig enough to determine it was, in fact, a murder. There were lots of lucious suspects and a pretty good side story line as Shepherd's Bush CID do backgrounds on everyone that may be involved. But Ms. Harrod-Eagles pulled a fast one on one or two key suspects and all of a sudden, with no lead-up, we have new and unvetted suspects at the very end of the book. I don't like when mystery writers do this, so that is why my rating for this book is 3 1/2. I still enjoy Bill Slider and his quick wit so much that this will not turn me off the series.