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A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson
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it was amazing

This may be the best book I've read all year. It's a terrific, old fashioned murder mystery, and completely Dame Agatha Christian to its cozy little core: 1950s English village, aristocrats, servants, an actress, a ne'er do well boozy society daughter, some humor, some espionage. I mean this as the best of flattery to this book: it was like Edmondson took stock Christie characters and sprinkled them throughout the book like raisins in a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread. Every time I bit into this book, it was delicious. The only things missing were cameos by Christie detectives (Miss Marple at the tea shop). The whodunnit at the end wasn't all that great: but Agatha Christie's whodunnits weren't always that great either (they can't all be Murder on the Orient Express). It's the journey there that was tons of fun.

Here's something sad: Elizabeth Edmundson died last January, so this series will be no more.
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Reading Progress

April 29, 2016 – Shelved
April 29, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
November 26, 2016 – Started Reading
December 2, 2016 – Finished Reading

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