In the imaginatively titled A Murder for Brother Hermitage, things get a little too close for comfort. Chapter 1 sees the death of a monk who likes books and very little else – just like Brother Hermitage. What is going on here? We shall have to read on to find out, and even then there’s a fair chance we won’t find out anything.

Number 12 in the Chronicles of Brother Hermitage, available now. (Or should that be No.XII)