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Murder Included
Joanna Cannan
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Murder Included

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In the prospectus for the Aston Park Guest House and stables, murder was not mentioned, but when it arrived to upset the family and guests it seemed to become a full-time occupation.
One of the guests, an elderly cousin of the Estrays, was found dead in her bed one morning and suspicion is concentrated on the household alone. All are suspects - Sir Charles, the patrician o
Paperback, 171 pages
Published 1950 by Penguin Crime
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Mar 07, 2012 Tig rated it liked it
A 1950s detective book, written by Joanna Cannan, much better known to me as the author of a series which might be said to have founded the pony books genre (A Pony for Jean etc). The murder features a typical country house set-up: in this case, an impoverished squire (pillar of rectitude), with his horsey daughter(never really got over being a prefect of St Olaf's), unsuitable second wife whom he rescued with her daughter from a Bohemian life in France, hunting-mad son and an assortment of ...more
Mar 03, 2016 Simon rated it it was ok
Not the best. A detective who doesn't know what he's doing, a landed family who deserve everything that is coming to them, lots of contrivance, lots of laying down of the author's values and a rather predictable plot. It's saved from being dreadful by two rather well drawn characters (Bunny and Lisa) who give the reader something to connect with, and by the fact that it shows that you didn't need to be a tip top writer to get published; first by Victor Gallancz and later by Penguin. Interesting ...more
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Born in 1898, Joanna Cannan was the youngest daughter of Oxford don Charles Cannan, and his wife Mary Wedderburn. Part of a family of authors, Joanna Cannan was cousin to novelist and playwright Gilbert Cannan, sister to poet May Wedderburn Cannan, mother to fellow pony-book authors Josephine Pullein-Thompson, Diana Pullein-Thompson and Christine Pullein-Thompson, as well as to screenwriter and pl ...more
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