By Leonie Swann
A witty philosophical homicide secret with an enthralling twist: the crack detectives are sheep made up our minds to find who killed their cherished shepherd.
On a hillside close to the comfortable Irish village of Glennkill, the individuals of the flock assemble round their shepherd, George, whose physique lies pinned to the floor with a spade. George has cared for the sheep, interpreting them a plethora of books each evening. The day-by-day publicity to literature has made them a long way savvier in regards to the workings of the human brain than your ordinary sheep. Led by way of leave out Maple, the neatest sheep in Glennkill (and potentially the world), they got down to locate George’s killer.
The A-team of investigators contains Othello, the “bad-boy” black ram; Mopple the Whale, a merino who eats much and recalls every little thing; and Zora, a pensive black-faced ewe with a weak point for abysses. Joined by means of different contributors of the richly gifted flock, they interact in nightlong discussions in regards to the crime and wild metaphysical speculations, they usually embark on reconnaissance missions into the village, the place they stumble upon a few most probably suspects. There’s Ham, the terrifying butcher; Rebecca, a village newcomer with a mystery and a scheme; Gabriel, the shady shepherd of a truly bizarre flock; and Father Will, a sinister priest. alongside the best way, the sheep confront their very own all-too-human struggles with guilt, misdeeds, and unrequited love.
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