Book Review: The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy by James Anderson

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 Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy 002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 . . .
Texas!

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,
OK, murdered.

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:

room chart from The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy by James Anderson

room chart from The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy by James Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended!

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4 Responses to Book Review: The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy by James Anderson

  1. Stefanie says:

    What fun! It’s kind of like Clue in book form!

  2. FictionFan says:

    How lovely that the constable got to solve the crime! Usually they’re brushed aside so rudely by the Inspector. Such a wonderful title… 🙂

    • booksandbuttons says:

      Hello Fiction Fan—yes, admittedly refreshing to have
      Inspector Wilkins in charge.
      And there are two more Inspector Wilkins mysteries by
      James Anderson: The Affair of the Mutilated Mink (!);
      and The Affair of the Thirty-Nine Cufflinks. I might
      give them a try. How about you?

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