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A Most Contagious Game
A Most Contagious Game
Author: Catherine Aird
When a heart attack forces Thomas Harding to retire with his wife Dora to a Tudor manor house in Calleshire County, he soon discovers that it comes complete with a priest hole, built by a clever Elizabethan craftsman and containing - quite unfortunately - a skeleton from a much earlier time. The local doctor says it’s a clear case of murde...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553206753
ISBN-10: 0553206753
Publication Date: 6/1982
Pages: 181
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Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Thomas Harding, a middle-aged businessman, is forced into country retirement after a heart attack. He feels bored and restless until the day he discovers a hidden room in his Tudor-era manor house. When a workman uncovers a skeleton in the room, Tom is plunged into a 150-year-old mystery that just happens to intersect with a recent murder in his town.

This as the first mystery I've read by Catherine Aird, and it was delightful. The historical details are fascinating, and the setting was just my cup of tea. If you like British "cozies," you'll like this one.
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Excellent British mystery that kept me guessig and kept me interested. Thomas Harding is retired and bored until he finds a skeleton holed up in a secret room in his house. Now it becomes his pet project to solve this ancient mystery. Little does he know that it will also connect up with a current murderer on the loose in his small village. Great cozy murder mystery!
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This Aird novel is a stand-alone book and I think it is the best she wrote. There are two murder mysteries centered around an ancient English manor house, one current and one hundreds of years old. How they interact and how they are both solved by a retired businessman and the village community are fascinating. If you like English history wrapped within your British mysteries, you will enjoy this book.
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Anything by Catherine Aird is great. Once again she had made murder interesting. You can learn a lot about old English Manor Houses and see a lot of different types of neighbors. Good read.