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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Affair of the Blood-Stained Egg Cosy (Burford Family, #1)
  • James Anderson
  • English
  • 09 June 2017
  • 0380019191

The Affair of the Blood-Stained Egg Cosy (Burford Family, #1) The Theft Of The Diamond Necklace And The Antique Pistols Might All Be Explained, But The Body In The Lake That Was A Puzzle Inspector Wilkins Is Called In To Investigate, But It S Going To Take Some Intricate Sleuthing To Uncover Who Killed Whom And Why.


About the Author: James Anderson

James Anderson was educated at Reading University where he gained a History degree and although born in Swindon, Wiltshire, he lived for most of his life near Cardiff.He worked as a salesman before becoming a copywriter and then a freelance journalist, contributing to many newspapers, house journals and specialist magazines He later turned to writing novels, the first of which was Assassin 196 James Anderson was educated at Reading University where he gained a History degree and although born in Swindon, Wiltshire, he lived for most of his life near Cardiff.He worked as a salesman before becoming a copywriter and then a freelance journalist, contributing to many newspapers, house journals and specialist magazines He later turned to writing novels, the first of which was Assassin 1969.As well as his general thrillers, he wrote three books featuring Inspector Wilkins beginning with The Affair of the Blood Stained Egg Cosy in 1975 The series continued with the Affair of the Mutilated Mink Coat 1981 and ended with The Affair of the Thirty Nine Cuff Links 2003.He also wrote three novels based on the television series Murder, She Wrote , which were the Murder of Sherlock Holmes 1985 , Hooray for Homicide 1985 and Lovers and Other Killers 1986 In total he wrote 14 novels and one play.He died in 2007.Gerry WolstenholmeSeptember 2010


10 thoughts on “The Affair of the Blood-Stained Egg Cosy (Burford Family, #1)

  1. says:

    Oh, boy This is a good one Written in 1975 and reprinted by the Poisoned Pen Press, James Anderson s The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy, set in the 1930s, has it all, starting with a classical era detective who warns everyone at the very start that he s no good at this job and has been promoted above his abilities and that he yearns to be back on the uniformed force But this modest, self deprecating sleuth I m not sanguine Not sanguine at all think Peter Falk s Columbo manages to Oh, boy This is a good one Written in 1975 and reprinted by the Poisoned Pen Press, James Anderson s The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy, set in the 1930s, has it all, starting with a classical era detective who warns everyone at the very start that he s no good at this job and has been promoted above his abilities and that he yearns to be back on the uniformed force But this modest, self deprec...

  2. says:

    In a re release of this 1975 gem, author James Anderson has penned a lovely and loving send up of that old chestnut, the British house party cozy mystery Gathering for a weekend party at the West Country mansion of Alderley, owned by the stereotypically bluff Earl of Burford, are his diplomat brother, two Duchy diplomats there to conclude negotiations with Britain, a Texan oil tycoon and his wife, a travelogue writer, an insufferable bore, a shadowy French baroness, and a plucky gal pal of In a re release of this 1975 gem, author James Anderson has penned a lovely and loving send up of that old chestnut, the British house party cozy mystery Gathering for a weekend party at the West Country mansion of Alderley, owned by the stereotypically bluff Earl of Burford, are his diplomat brother, two Duchy diplomats there to conclude negotiations with Britain, a Texan oil tycoon and his wife, a travelogue writer, an insufferable bore, a shadowy French baroness, and a plucky gal pal of the earl s...

  3. says:

    This was a fun, little murder mystery set in the 1930s However, my enjoyment was limited by a sense of the book not knowing whether it wanted to be a comedy or not.While it made several sly nods towardsfamous detective stories, it just wasn t funny enough to actually be a comedy There is humour here but it s so gentle that it s constantly at risk of disappearing in a feeble wisp of early morning Springtime mist.The book s other issue is the pacing The murder doesn t even happen until ab This was a fun, ...

  4. says:

    I ll tell you up front I m not going to give a plot summary, there are enough of those out there This book doesn t take itself too seriously but has a complex murder mystery and believable likeable characters There are three loosely related books in this trilogy They all take place in a British Earl s country mansion Adlderly, between the world wars and within a few months of each other I read the third one first but the order doesn t really matter The house, family and detective are the s I ll tell you up front I m not going to give a plot summary, there are enough of those out there This book doesn t take itself too seriously but has a complex murder mystery and believable likeable characters There are three loosely related books in this trilogy They all take place in a British Earl s country mansion Adlderly, between the world wars and within a few months of each other I read the third one first but the order doesn t really matter The house, family and detective are the same in each but it is really the visitors who are different in each book that provide the entertainment and the mystery Witty dialogue, misdirection and misunderstanding are the order of the day I stumbled upon the third book in this series by accident I don t understand why they are notwell known And, of course, I did not guess who dunnit , but then I practically never do I was going to write that my favorite ch...

  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this wonderful crime novel It was very reminiscent of of a Christie novel and oozing with charm and and elegance The characters were a delight, the plot intriguing and the denouement a surprise I shall be reading the other books in this series, just a shame there are only 2 .

  6. says:

    A fun and cosy murder mystery that reminds me of a cross between Poirot and Columbo set in an English country manor house There are several intricate mysteries that weave together to a satisfying conclusion.

  7. says:

    I had this book for Christmas and have been looking forward to a bit of country house murder mystery escapism I wasn t disappointed this novel really has all the ingredients of a goold old fashioned style who dunnit Aristocrats, people who are not whom they are supposed to be, diplomats politicians, an American millionaire, a beautiful baroness Two robberies and two murders, and most of the household creeping around a large country house, in the dark during a thunder storm A clever intric I had this book for Christmas and have been looking forward to a bit of country house murder mystery escapism I wasn t disappointed this novel really has all the ingredients of a goold old fa...

  8. says:

    A nice little cosy, the 1930s English country house murder as French farce.For a further review.

  9. says:

    Completely mad but completely and utterly brilliant James Anderson gently pokes fun at the country house murder mystery genre I say gently because there is no malice here Anderson s love of the genre clearly shines through and it reads just as well as any Agatha Christie novel The plot was quite complex but I would have been disappointed otherwise and it kept you guessing till the end now that was a surprise And I love a book that gives you a plan of the house and a cast of characters at Completely mad but completely and utterly brilliant James Anderson gently pokes fun at the country house murder mystery genre I say gently because there is no malice here Anderson s love of the genre clearly shines through and it reads just as well as any Agatha Christie novel The ...

  10. says:

    A country house mystery set in the late 1930s at Lord and Lady Burford s country pad Guests arrive, some unexpected, some from overseas and everything is set for an enjoyable weekend But things go wrong, antique pistols go missing, murder is committed and suddenly everyone is a suspect Inspector Wilkins, a reluctant inspector, arrives to sort things out but needs the help of one of the guests, who turns out to be not what he purports to be, as do some of the other guests Wilkins eventua...

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