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Murder at the Manor
Murder at the Manor | Martin Edwards
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The English country house is an iconic setting for some of the greatest British crime fiction. This new collection gathers together stories written over a span of about 65 years, during which British society, and life in country houses, was transformed out of all recognition. It includes fascinating and unfamiliar twists on the classic closed circle plot, in which the assorted guests at a country house party become suspects when a crime is committed. In the more sinister tales featured here, a gloomy mansion set in lonely grounds offers an eerie backdrop for dark deeds. Many distinguished writers are represented in this collection, including such great names of the genre as Anthony Berkeley, Nicholas Blake and G.K. Chesterton. Martin Edwards has also unearthed hidden gems and forgotten masterpieces: among them are a fine send-up of the country house murder; a suspenseful tale by the unaccountably neglected Ethel Lina White; and a story by the little-known Scottish writer J.J. Bell.
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kspenmoll
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#bookreport #countryhousemysteries #thecomfortandjoyofbooks #policeprocedural #VictorianCookery #BritishCrimeClassics #Greenway #WWII

Finished reading the bottom row. Books in the top row I am at various stages. Two stories read in Murder at the Manor, p.4 Dear Reader, ch.18 The Tenant.

Cinfhen Yay!!! Making good progress at the mid way mark 🌻🙌🏻😊 5mo
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LeahBergen
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Mystery solved!

Thank you so very much for this lovely “just because” book, @Avanders ! It‘s been on my wishlist for ages and I‘m absolutely tickled. You‘re the best! 😘😘😘

Avanders Aww you‘re super welcome!! 🥰😘 2y
ferskner That book sleeve is adorable! 2y
Leftcoastzen I‘m all over that book sleeve too! 2y
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CarolynM Glad to see you've tracked down the other gift giver😂 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Yay, mystery gift solved. Now let‘s see if you can solve the Murder at the Manor. 😁 2y
Hooked_on_books That book sleeve is awesome! 2y
Cathythoughts 👍🏻😂😂 2y
Reviewsbylola I just got one of these books for my annual Christmas book in December read. 2y
LeahBergen @Avanders It was such a surprise! 😘😘 2y
LeahBergen @ferskner @Leftcoastzen @Hooked_on_books Thanks! It‘s my choice for murder reads. 😆 2y
LeahBergen @CarolynM 😆😆 2y
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm I think it‘s the only mystery I‘ve ever solved. 😆 2y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Ah, I read that one a few Christmases ago. I enjoyed it! 2y
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LeahBergen
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OMG, @CarolynM ! Are these all from you??

Murder at the Manor has been on my wishlist for AGES and I‘m so excited about these Vicky Bliss books. I‘ve read a bunch of Peters‘ Amelia Peabody series, some of her Egyptology nonfiction, and a couple of stand-alones. I MAY have read one of the later Vicky Bliss books about 25 years ago but I‘m not sure. 😆

Thanks so much for the wonderfully thoughtful birthday gifts, my dear friend! 😘😘😘

CarolynM The Elizabeth Peters books are from me, and there was supposed to be a third, but not the other one. Did they come in the same package? Glad two have finally arrived anyway. Hope you enjoy them🙂 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 I knew Elizabeth Peters had to be from you! All three came in separate packages (as Book Depository quite often does). I think Murder at the Manor must be from @erzascarletbookgasm then? What a “horrible problem” having so many mysterious gifts arrive for me. 😂😂 Thank you so much! 😘😘 @CarolynM (edited) 2y
Avanders 🙋🏽‍♀️😁 Murder at the Manor is from me 😁 #justbecause 😘 2y
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Avanders (On an unrelated note, I wish book depository let you add a note to sent packages...) 2y
LeahBergen @Avanders Nooo, it‘s from you??? Why?? What a lovely surprise!! Thank you SO much! 😘😘😘 2y
LeahBergen @Avanders And yes! Adding notes to packages would be great, wouldn‘t it? 😆😆 It‘s still a lovely “problem” for me to deal with today. 😆😆 2y
Avanders @LeahBergen lol idk, it just struck me one day... and tho your birthday happened to fall a few days later, that was just a happy coincidence 😁 You‘re quite welcome!! 😘😘😘 Lol it‘s a wonderful problem to have to deal with! 🥰 2y
erzascarletbookgasm What a happy ‘problem‘! 😁🥰 Aargh, mine has still not arrived. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Avanders I agree about the notes option with BD! And maybe pay a little extra for gift wrapping! 2y
quietjenn The Vicky Bliss books are delightful! 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
batsy What lovely books! I adore the Vicky Bliss series 💕 2y
rubyslippersreads @quietjenn @batsy I‘m going to have to add Vicky Bliss to my TBR list. 😊 2y
LeahBergen @quietjenn @batsy @rubyslippersreads I just started the first one and it has such a good late 60s/early 70s retro feel. 2y
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Look at all the wonderful surprises I received from @Ajessgirl ! These Golden Age murder mysteries look right up my alley. And what would reading them be without tea in a Poirot mug? A dapper turtle card, and absolutely the cutest tote bag I‘ve ever seen. (I‘d love to hear the conversations these three sleuths would have. 😄) Thank you so much! #achristieswapisannounced

DGRachel That tote is adorable!!! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely 💝 and that tote is really cute! 4y
Sarah83 I also have that tote. It was a gorgeous gift of @cobwebmoth 😍 4y
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MaureenMc 😍 4y
mabell What a fun collection! 4y
batsy Fun gifts! Gaudy Night is excellent 💜 4y
LeahBergen Murder at the Manor sounds great. Country house murders are my favourite! 😂 4y
Ajessgirl So glad you like everything!! Saving my box to tonight to ward off Sunday scaries. A rare instance of actually looking forward to Sunday night! 4y
ferskner That tote! Also what photo app do you use again? I know you've told me but I don't remember. 4y
Sophoclessweetheart So lovely! 4y
rubyslippersreads @ferskner I mostly use PicsArt. 😊 4y
ferskner Thank you! 4y
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