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Did Anyone Die? (Little Wychwell Mysteries Book 1) by [Stafford, Stella]
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Book 1 of 7 in Little Wychwell Mysteries (7 Book Series)

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The Author lives in Oxfordshire but not in Little Wychwell which, sadly, does not exist. She has an Oxford M.A. but it is not from Coromandel or Kings since these colleges do not exist in Oxford. She did not read Classics, PPE, History, Physics or Chemistry. Furthermore she would like to reassure her family, friends and even chance acquaintances that none of the human characters in this book, however delightful, resemble anyone she has ever met, alive or dead. However she has been owned by a succession of cute Yorkshire Terriers and while not currently owning Mr Poggles she would love to have a pig adopt her as well! She would also like to reassure all the Vicars she has ever known that their congregations are never this inattentive during long sermons and they do not need to look round at their flock more carefully when delivering them, it is especially not necessary to look in her direction. She has a long suffering collection of friends and family and would like to thank them for putting up with her. Stella Stafford is a pen name.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055X0ODU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #357,085 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I stumbled upon this author in the kindle e book area. I entered the wrong name in the search engine and this ebook came up as a near match.
Never have I spent 86p more wisely.
It is gentle humour and a rather good plot.
Educational too as i had to dust off my very creaky latin to enjoy some of the more esoteric fun.
In short do buy it throughly enjoed and recommended
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I have to say I didn't think it was my type of book at first, but my goodness I enjoyed every word. An unexpected pleasure and I can't wait to read more!
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Set in and around Oxford and Oxfordshire, this is a very English novel. Eccentricities abound in a quintessentially English fashion. The result is, whilst not laugh a minute, comfortably humorous in a typically English situational and observational way.

The plot is cleverly and lightly delivered with plenty of twists and red herrings. The revelations in both timing and "ah" factor are only lacking a drawing room and a fully assembled cast of characters to be entirely Christie-esque.

I found the many unexplained Latin quotations something of a pain and I went to a school that still taught it. Even if you know the language, it slows the reading down. You can skip these without losing out or there's Google translate if you want to type the whole line in to find out.

Did Anyone Die? marries a bygone era of whodunnit with a very current sort of crime. Good read and best accompanied with a steady supply of very English tea.
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This is a really quirky, clever debut. The story is set in the eerie calm and order of the Oxfordshire countryside, where everything is that bit *too* quiet for all to be well... The protagonist is from the traditional Agatha Christie/Rosemary and Thyme school but with enough modern twists to make this more Agatha Raisin meets the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency than purely a pastiche.

The plot is funny and although I won't spoiler it in this review, it's got a lot of unexpected twists. The characters are all detailedly odd, in a very real manner (everyone has their own small circles of chaos) and the portrayal of Oxfordshire is wryly well-observed; anyone who's lived in a small village will recognise a great deal of the features, wherever in the country you're from.

It seems to be leading into a sequel, so my only complaint would be that that isn't available yet.
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[I bought the Kindle version on Amazon.com]

If you loved the Inspector Morse series and found the quirky villagers of Midsomer Murders irresistible, this series is a must.

"Elodea had a fanatically gardening mother and was named - like both her sisters - from the Latin names in the back of a book of garden plants."

Are Elodea and her Oxford friend Priscilla scatterbrained fruitcakes, or do people really shoot each other at night in the quiet village of Little Wychwood? Sorry, but you will have to read the story to find out.

All I'll reveal is that I dashed through the lovely story in a few hours. And why not admit it; I am still chuckling.
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I like a good cosy mystery and this one is not bad. In fact it's so cosy, we are not sure if someone has died or not.
I could have done with a bit more action. Or even a bit of action lol.
It was a decent read, but by the time I got to the end, I wondered what HAD happened if anything.
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I enjoyed this SO much. It's well-written, funny in the best tradition of British wit, with wonderful characters and a great twisty plot. What a pleasure to read!
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This is the funniest book i've read for ages. I love the way that it pokes fun at other-wordly academics, who constitute the main characters of the book, but the humour is gentle and not nasty like so much we see in the media that passes for humour. Virtually every character, whether academic or not, is eccentric, some might say barmy: Priscilla, Elodea, Barnabus, Big Frank, and my personal favourite Fran the drunken tramp. Even the pet pig and dog seem to be crazy. However, it would be an injustice to classify this work merely as a micky-take of eccentric people, for it is a very cleverly worked murder mystery with an intricate plot. As for whodunnit, we are kept guessing right to the end a la Christie, Midsomer Murders, and so on. Rumour has it that a sequel will be out soon. I can't wait!
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