Ethelred’s friend “Shagger” Muntham is dead. The formal verdict is suicide, but Shagger’s wife, Annabelle, is unconvinced. When Annabelle pleads with Ethelred to investigate, he can’t help but give in to her wishes.
In this farcical murder investigation, Ethelred and his literary agent, Elsie, attempt to determine what really happened the night of Shagger’s death. As they question the guests present at Shagger’s final dinner party, fabricated tales begin to accumulate, creating some unusual scenarios. But if these folks are lying, what are they attempting to cover up and why?
In this third installment of the Ethelred and Elsie series, the reader is treated to a comic British mystery. The banter between these two “sleuths” is delightful, generating occasional mirthful chuckles. And Annabelle is every man’s worst nightmare. I highly recommend this series for all who love a good cozy British mystery.
Reviewer: Alice Berger