A very light mystery. Seems to wander off course a bit at times but an enjoyable read in any case.
english mystery w inspector felse-good story-interesting characters
How many bodies can you fit into a coffin? Who are they? Why was one buried alive? Then there is the mystery of the two epitaphs. All form part of the plot in the search for a killer who wasn't a murderer.
I picked this book up meaning to read just a few chapters. I finished it by the end of the day.
I picked this up thinking it was a Brother Cadfael mystery since there was a sort of medieval cover with an old gravestone and a reference to a death centuries in the past. But it is a George Felse mystery, Peters' urbane inspector from contemporary (i.e. 1965) times. Reminds me of the Gervase Fen mysteries of Edmund Crispin. There was way too much witty banter that I couldn't get without multiple re-reads of the dialog, and which seems way too witty for the circumstances sometimes. Am I really supposed to be familiar with Dryden? The love subplot could have been cut out entirely, it is the smallest scrap of a plot and the only reason poor Tamsin was in the book at all. Other than that the multiple subplots merged meaningfully into a solid whole
Ellis Peters mystery series with Detective Inspector Felse