The Affair of the Mutilated Mink
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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.
What The Critics Said
‘This book is fun to read, with a trick ending that is nevertheless perfectly fair.’
'An amalgam of the styles of Agatha Christie and DL Sayers with a dash of PG Woodhouse…a most entertaining, nostalgic read'
Historical Novels Review
'An elegant murder-mystery… Packed with intrigue and excitement, this lively novel is an absorbing escapist inter-war fantasy’
Good Book Guide
'If you half-close your eyes you can almost smell Poirot or Miss Marple shuffling through the pages'
'A tightly gripping story with a beauty of a shock ending'