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The Six Iron Spiders (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery #18)

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The spirit of Asey Mayo's homecoming is quickly dampened by the discovery of a body in the buttery. One fact is clear: Someone murdered Philemon Mundy with a blunt instrument. The sudden disappearance of the corpse is only the first of many baffling developments. And there is no guarantee that the killer won't strike again.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 17th 2007 by Countryman Press (first published 1942)
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The reason I enjoy these is for both the mysteries and for the period technology. First I learned Beach wagons were the precursors to station wagons and now I learn about iron spiders for cooking. These are cast iron skillets with broad flat bottoms and deep slanted sides for ~5 quart capacity. They are footed to stand on three legs in coals. The lid also was ridged to hold coals so the spider was a dutch oven. There should be two briquettes for every inch of pan diameter and there should be two...more
Who knew that a cast iron frying pan was called a spider on Cape Cod a century ago? Huh. These are fun and well plotted - I got almost 3/4 through before I guessed the murderer - and despite the use of dreaded dialect, they're a nice period slice of New England in the 1930s and 40s. This is the second one I've read and I'm going to look for more.
an oldfashioned fun Cape Cod mystery.
ugh! struggled through this.
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Taylor is an American mystery author. She is best known for her Asey Mayo series, based in Cape Cod. She additionally wrote and published under the pen names Alice Tilton and Freeman Dana.
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