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Jolly traditional cosy mystery from the Golden Age of crime writing
on 2 July 2017
A classic cosy mystery from the Golden Age of crime writing (first published 1932), when vicar's wives arrived by bicycle and the village bobby summoned assistance by blowing his police whistle. Transparent plot and I was usually one jump ahead of the revelations of the twists, but a fun read all the same. Very English, but very light on description and heavy on dialogue, with a lot of banter, so it felt like listening to a jaunty radio play rather than reading a book, but good fun all the same, and I'll read more of her when I'm in the mood for something light, undemanding and nostalgic for one of my favourite eras.
The first Georgette Heyer novel I've ever read, to my shame, and I now see what all the fuss is about!