This takes place in the English countryside. And there are some murders involved, but the characters are slightly demented, strange, odd, bizarre and perplexing. This is not a scary intense who-dun-it typical mystery. I thought more description would bring definition of why these people were so eccentric but as you keep reading their backgrounds come to light and give insight to their behavior. The author has some strange turns and twists in the plot but everything adds up to a cozy mystery.