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Who Killed the Curate?
Who Killed the Curate? | Joan Coggin
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When Lady Lupin turned her back on the gay society life to marry the Vicar of Glanville, she didn't expect she'd have to turn detective in this comic detective novel first published in England in 1944 and set at Christmas 1937.
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quietjenn
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A fun book to kick-off my #cloakanddaggerchristmas, with a central character who is two-thirds Wodehouse heroine and one-third Amelia Bedelia. Not the most complex of mysteries - I tagged the culprit pretty much from the beginning - but a very amusing ensemble and look at village life.

It qualifies for a couple of prompts, but counting it for All I Want for Christmas Is You. @ruthiella

Aims42 That character sounds AMAZING! Stacking this!!! 8mo
Ruthiella Sounds fantastic. 😃 8mo
jlhammar I just might need to get this one for next December - sounds great! 8mo
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Tamra I‘m attracted to anything resembling Amelia Bedelia! 🤣 8mo
batsy This sounds fun! 8mo
BookNAround I have this one on my shelf and your review makes me so glad I already have it! 8mo
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LeahBergen
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Book mail!

The tagged book arrived today, the first in a four-volume series of comic mysteries originally published in the 1940s. Lady Lupin is a ditsy “Bright Young Thing” who marries a vicar and finds herself embroiled in local murders. Both the first in the series and the last (pictured) are set at Christmas.

jlhammar These sound so fun! 8mo
AlaMich I‘ve always hoped to run across some website somewhere that would explain the olde-tyme English clerical term system. Vicars and curates and livings etc etc. 8mo
Aimeesue Lovely! This also reminded me that I bought a copy of the first last year - now to dig it out for December reading! 8mo
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Tamra A Christmas mystery! 😍 8mo
LeahBergen @jlhammar Don‘t they? 😊 8mo
LeahBergen @AlaMich Right? It‘s always so confusing. Here‘s a bit about vicars, curates, and rectors: https://randombitsoffascination.com/2012/01/18/rectors-and-vicars-and-curatesoh-... 8mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue Dig it out, dig it out! 😆 8mo
LeahBergen @Tamra They can‘t be beat. 😆 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lupin? 😂 These sound fun! 8mo
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm And I think she‘s a bit loopy, too. 😆 8mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen 📚 ♠️ (I‘ll have to use a spade, since I can‘t find a shovel emoji 😄) 8mo
AlaMich Thanks for the link! 8mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue 😆😆 8mo
batsy Oh, these sound lovely! And a Christmas mystery! Love the covers. 8mo
LeahBergen @batsy I‘m hoping they are as good as they sound! 8mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m drooling over those covers! 8mo
Jess_Read_This 💸influenced… I‘ve read Who Killed the Curate but didn‘t realize it was a series! Had to pick up that gorgeous covered second book! 8mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I love them, too! 8mo
LeahBergen @Jess_Read_This I guess there are 4 books in this series and these are the first and the fourth. I hope they republish the other two in matching covers! 8mo
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jillrhudy
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Lady Lupin is a scream and the most hopeless vicar‘s wife imaginable. I loved this comic mystery. Bright Young Things Between the Wars is a favorite subject of mine. I need to track down the second title in the series, “The Mystery at Orchard House.” #mystery #anglophilesoflitsy

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