Carole and Jude are neighbors and friends despite their opposite personalities. Carole is retired and enjoys walking her dog by the beach while Jude is outgoing and does healing and massages for a living. The one thing they enjoy is exchanging gossip about their fellow Feathering townsfolk at the local pub the Crown and Anchor. This is the 13th book in the series. The guns in the gallery is an art exhibit at the local gallery by an obnoxious artist Denzil Willoughby. The murder victim is a former girlfriend of his who apparently committed suicide. Or did she. Simon Brett has written other mystery series and keep you on the edge of your seat.