Whee! This one was fun to read. If you have a few spare winter evenings
in your future you might want to try this one — it has just about everything
you can think of in a friendly little murder in an English country house . . .
The cover alone is pretty good, hm?
Start out with Lord and Lady Burford hosting a weekend party at their
estate. Their unmarried daughter, Geraldine, and her impoverished friend,
Jane will also be there along with about six handy suitors, a couple of
foreign envoys for a hush-hush meeting and to that pot of characters,
add some spice with a beautiful Baroness whose chauffeured limousine
just happens to break down outside the gates.
Stir the pot with an older couple visiting the Burfords from guess where . . .
Spend a night with the whole bunch of them as they individually leave
their rooms in the middle of the night—to get a drink of milk, to get a book
to read, to spy on other guests, to steal a necklace!
A scream! and a crash! and by morning two people are missing! and,
The wiry local seasoned constable solves the case —but doesn’t divulge
the answers without first giving (us) a list of clues to follow. It all gets
sorted out, maybe a mite slowly, but what else is there so important
for me to be doing?
And I love a book with a room chart: