A Most Contagious Game

A Most Contagious Game

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When a London businessman retires early and buys a Tudor mansion, he's quite surprised--and perhaps even a little pleased (retirement being pretty boring)--to find a skeleton hidden in a secret room in the house. The skeleton appears to be more than a 150 years old, so the local police leave it to the homeowner to solve the mystery. The police are much more interested in solving a local, modern murder. Somehow the two deaths are connected. First published in 1967, this is Aird's only non-Inspector Sloan mystery and a complete triumph.
Publisher: Boulder, CO Rue Morgue Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9781601870025
1601870025
Branch Call Number: AIRD
Characteristics: 159 p. ; 23 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Sep 10, 2014

This reprint of the 1967 book is a charmingly cozy double-murder mystery. Thomas Harding, a retired and bored businessman, discovers a hidden priest hole complete with a skeleton in the drawing room of his historic country house. By researching the history of the aristocratic family who once owned the house with a mixture of genealogical and detecting methods Harding and friends solve the ancient murder and help expose the villain in the village’s present-day murder case.

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Jan 03, 2012

I have loved every one of the Catherine Aird books I have read, and this one is no exception. Very well-plotted, cleverly written with the occasional laugh and generally an enjoyable read. I can't understand why these books haven't been adapted for television. If you like the Georgette Heyer mysteries, you will like these.

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