The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy

The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy

A Burford Family Novel

Book - 1998
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The theft of the diamond necklace and the antique pistols might all be explained, but the body in the lake - that was a puzzle. Inspector Wilkins is called in to investigate, but it's going to take some intricate sleuthing to uncover who killed whom and why.
Publisher: Scottdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 1998
ISBN: 9781590580974
1590580974
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ANDER...J
Characteristics: 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Feb 17, 2017

This first in a trilogy of DI Wilkins mysteries is so complex that the list of Dramatis Personae and the map of bedrooms came in very handy. Very few of the Earl of Burford's guests are who they are introduced as, and DI Wilkins keeps saying he's "not sanguine" about his ability to solve the mysteries. In an effort to get to the murders, it takes the last third of the book to weed out the people who are wandering about in the night committing lesser crimes. I can hardly wait to find out what the gentry get up to in the next in the series.

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