The Affair of the Mutilated Mink (Burford Family Mysteries 2)

by James Anderson | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0749079533 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcandy-is-dandywing of Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on 9/29/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingcandy-is-dandywing from Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, February 14, 2011
Second in the series of The Burford murders. A murder mystery set in the 1930s (published in the 1970s but don't let that put you off). A spoof (!) of the Agatha Christie/stately home/loads of suspects school. Fun and complicated.

The Earl of Burford can't believe his luck; Rex Ransom, his favourite star from the 'talkies', and his hot-shot producer, Haggermeir, want to film their next feature at Alderley, the family's seventeenth-century country estate. Somewhat less enthusiastic is the Countess, who suddenly finds herself hosting an impromptu house party for the incoming Hollywood crowd. It's almost too much for poor Merryweather, the family's imperturbable butler, to cope with. And that's before there's a murder in the dead of night - By morning Inspector Wilkins of the Westshire Constabulary is cast in the unlikely role of hero, as he tiptoes through the evidence and endeavours to unravel the slightly batty, thoroughly baffling mystery - and work out just what a mutilated mink coat has to do with anything.

Journal Entry 2 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at Braintree, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, February 21, 2011
These are great fun! An easy enjoyable read and very convoluted. The detective, Wilkins, is decidedly modest and yet he always gets his man (or woman). I definitely think these books were written 'tongue in cheek' - a rip-off of the Agatha Christie school of 'whodunnits'.

Released 8 yrs ago (2/21/2011 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom


To cheesygiraffe who won it in a cozy mystery swap on BookObsessed.

Journal Entry 4 by cheesygiraffe at Florence, Alabama USA on Monday, March 28, 2011
Thanks Candy!

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