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There’s a literary niche for all tastes including those who think that either Agatha Christie wasn’t funny enough or that PG Wodehouse didn’t feature anywhere near as many baffling murders as he could have. The Case of the Canterfell Codicil is a classic, cozy, locked-room mystery written in the style of an homage to PG Wodehouse. The result, for those familiar with Wodehouse or Jerome K Jerome and Agatha Christie or Dorothy L Sayers, is either an inexcusable offence to several beloved canons, or a hilarious, fast-paced, manor house murder mystery.

In The Case of the Canterfell Codicil, Wodehousian gadabout and clubman Anty Boisjoly takes on his first case when his old Oxford chum and coxswain is facing the gallows, accused of the murder of his wealthy uncle. Not one but two locked-room mysteries later, Boisjoly’s pitting his wits and witticisms against a subversive butler, a senile footman, a single-minded detective inspector, an irascible goat, and the eccentric conventions of the pastoral Sussex countryside to untangle a multilayered mystery of secret bequests, ancient writs, love triangles, revenge, and a teasing twist in the final paragraph.

©2020 by PJ Fitzsimmons (P)2022 by Blackstone Publishing

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Amusing and clever read !

Love this era …..and this book captures it so well . The language and wit is constantly ‘smile worthy ‘ and often ‘ laugh out loud ‘ so too .
Intriguing enough to keep you guessing and plenty of characters to love or dislike 😁 Hope there will be another .

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  • J. M. Prentice
  • 11-06-22

Excellent, truly a delightful listen!

I loved the words, the narration and how much it really does remind me of Agatha Christie meets Bertie Wooster. I look forward to hearing more from this author.

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  • julianne
  • 15-07-22

Refreshingly delightful

This book was fun and clever. The characters were quickly developed and mostly likeable. I will continue listening to this author.

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  • robinbnycAmazon Customer
  • 12-07-22

Perfect British upper crust, acerbic wit

Loved it wish I had 5 more ahead of me to
anticipate. Who knew it's REALLY BOOJOOLAY NOT BOWJOLAY😏

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  • laph2002
  • 13-06-22

Fun!

The description of Wodehouse meets Christie is perfect. Nothing like light-hearted murder. Truly love Beaujolais, and the narration was fantastic.

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  • whitney
  • 04-06-22

Intelligent humor

I absolutely loved this book. The mystery was brilliantly written with witty diction and lovable characters.

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  • MT
  • 30-05-22

very good

I wasn''t sure what to expect, but really enjoyed this. It has everything - a country house, locked room mysteries, plenty of family with motive, and a gentleman detective.

The story moves along at a good pace and the characters are fairly interesting. The writing itself is witty and there are some laugh-out-loud one liners. The narration is also very good.

Lots to like!

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  • Rebecca mosseri
  • 05-05-22

wonderful series. I'm glad I found it.

Mostly interesting story and murder mystery. very, very, British. Enjoyed it very much. I will be looking for the next book in the series.

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  • Suzi Robinson
  • 27-04-22

Delightful

Excellent mystery that actually had me laughing out loud. The narrator was fabulous. i am so glad that i only have to wait a week for the next one!

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  • Maureen
  • 19-04-22

loved it

A new cosy mystery series set in the golden age. Reminds me slightly of Lord Peter Wimsey . Im
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