The Affair of the Thirty-Nine Cufflinks Paperback
And then there were eight - Understandably, Lord Burford had some misgivings about hosting another house party at Alderley, his beautiful country mansion.
After all, the previous two could at best be described as disastrous.
But with family members travelling down for a relative's funeral, the Earl really had no choice but to offer them accommodation.
It didn't take long for things to start going wrong.
One of the guests claimed she had knowledge that would ruin the others' reputations, but luckily nobody took her seriously enough to take offence.
At least, that's what they thought up until her body was found.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 05/10/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780749007423
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Review by JulesJones
Third of the Alderley series. Once again a disparate group of people spend the weekend at Alderley, the country mansion of the Earl of Burford, and once again it leads to murder. This time it's for the funeral and will-reading of an elderly relative who has asked to be buried at Alderley. The second wife of Florrie's long-dead son feels entitled to the major share of the money after bringing up her orphaned stepdaughters. When she gets a deliberately insulting pittance, she accuses the others of having poisoned the old lady's mind against her -- and threatens to expose everyone's embarrassing secrets in revenge. It's no great surprise when she's killed during the night, and once again it's up to Chief Inspector Wilkins to sift through the many clues and motives on offer.As with the first two books, it's fluff that I won't keep, but greatly entertaining fluff I'd be happy to read more of.