Wicked Uncle Author:Patricia Wentworth A blackmailer has a house party and invites a houseful of people he is either blackmailing or plans to blackmail during the weekend. He gets stabbed during a game of charades. The police can't figure out who did the murder so they call in Miss Silver to help.
blackmail, murder and entertaining character development, with a bit of romance to liven things up - all set in a post-WWII British country house weekend. Published in 1947, I thought this book held up very well, and gave an interesting look at attitudes of the times. Light and enjoyable.