Do you remember the BBC series Mayo ?
Wikipedia described it as as a comedy detective drama, locatetv.com as : crime drama, starring Alistair McGowan as a wise-cracking Detective Inspector obsessed with working things out.
I remember it as being quirky and entertaining, the clocks in Mayo's house fascinated me and I was intrigued with the way he used model figures to help him work things out.
The real Inspector Mayo isn't like that, in fact I can't for the life of me understand why the Beeb bought the rights to the books because about the only thing Alistair McGowans' TV Mayo has in common with Marjories Eccles' Mayo is the name.
Having said that there is absolutely nothing wrong with her books, they are grand and you get a compilation of three in this edition:
Cast a Cold Eye
Death of a Good Woman
Requiem For a Dove
All well worth reading just thought I'd warn you not to expect anthing like the TV series.