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Lessons in Cracking the Deadly Code

(Cambridge Fellows #12.7)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  8 reviews
St Bride's College is buzzing with excitement at the prospect of reviving the traditional celebration of the saint's day. When events get marred by murder it's natural that Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith will get called in to help the police with their inside knowledge. But why has somebody been crawling about on the chapel roof and who's obsessed with searching in ...more
Kindle Edition, 110 pages
Published November 26th 2018 by The Right Chair Press
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A new entry in a favorite series of cozy mysteries set in the Edwardian era was just the thing. I was particularly tickled that this one stepped back in time to offer up a story that was chronologically much earlier in the series time line to before the older generation are off the scene.

Jonty and Orlando get the excitement of a murder case and an old-style clue and treasure hunt right on the grounds of St. Bride's. Chief Inspector Wilson, his sergeant, Ariadne, and Dr. Panesar are on hand to as
I adore reading about Orlando and Jonty. This novella--book 12.7 in the series, which is not in chronological order-- takes us back in time to 1911, when everyone is a bit younger. We finally get to hear the story of the time Jonty brought a goat into the porter's lodge! It's mentioned in passing in most (all?) of the previous books and I've been waiting to hear that one for years. I enjoyed getting to spend a little time with Jonty's excellent parents, whom I sometimes miss in the postwar books ...more
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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As the revival of the St. Bride's Day traditional celebrations nears, signs of break-ins and crawling about the chapel roof have given Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith a new case. Is a dastardly crime afoot or is it just dunderhead pranks?

OHMYGOD!OHMYGOD!OHMYGOD!OHMYGOD!OHMYGOD! A new Cambridge Fellows Mysteries is here and I finally got a chance to read it(holiday reading stopped me from getting to it sooner so I just told myself it wasn't out yet😉😉) What better way to start off the new ye
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This is another installment in what has proven to be very funny and interesting mystery series. I’m rather fond of it and was overjoyed to find there is another addition to it.

It’s freezing cold outside and Jonty and Orlando are hoping to amuse themselves with nice little problem. But what starts as set of unusual and confusing circumstances gets more serious when murder happens on the campus.

As always the story is happily dancing along with numerous small jokes and sarcastic remarks despite dar
Dec 02, 2018 rated it liked it
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Cochrane goes back to 1911, pre-Great War, for her latest Cambridge Fellows novella. While I enjoy seeing Orlando and Jonty still young and hale, there's a certain sadness in knowing what lies ahead for them. The mystery is a good one, and our two sleuths find themselves in a bit of danger as they forge ahead.

There was one aspect that bothered me: the lack of concern displayed about the fact that a student has been murdered. Sure, they want to solve the crime and find the culprit, but there see
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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From that review: "Yes! The mystery is afoot to borrow another sleuth's phrase in the latest Cambridge Fellows mystery by Charlie Cochrane.  The author is not following along a specific timeline for her stories, happily for us who follow this series, so here some of our favorite characters like Jonty's parents can still be seen taking part in solving this  quite puzzling affair. W
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well it’s Jonty and Orlando so what more needs saying!
Snow, ancient traditions and a treasure hunt.
The times were different in 1911 and you do get a feel for the times - the shock of Ariadne wearing tailored trousers!
Puzzles to solve, a murderer to find, a number of red herrings and culprits a plenty.
Good fun
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Because Charlie Cochrane couldn't be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes. Her mystery novels include the Edwardian era Cambridge Fellows series, series, and the contemporary Best Corpse for the Job. Multi-published, she has titles with Carina, Samhain, Riptide and Bold Strokes, among others.

A member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Mystery People a

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