This is another book that the series Midsomer Murders is based on. In this series, Barnaby is investigating a murder that occurs in a new age commune. The contrast between the supposed mission of the new age center and the back stabbing and open arguments that occur among the varied guests and staff is quite amusing. The book begins with establishing the community and all the players, Barnaby does not even appear in the first hundred pages or so. Those hundred pages require attentive reading to keep all the players straight for later on.
There are secrets upon secrets leading to many twists and turns in the plot and numerous red herrings. This kept me turning the pages right to the very end. Very engaging mystery, even though I have watched the TV episode, I still enjoyed the book immensely.