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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Sussex Downs Murder by John Bude

As usual I was drawn in by the cover. Reminiscent of an Agatha Christie whom I adore, I thought even the writing style was very much like hers.

Set among a beautiful county of Sussex the story was a idyllic one. Two brothers in perfect harmony living a very comfortable line following a very old line of business. The disappearance of one brother and following which the innuendos regarding the over friendly intimacy of the wife of one with the unmarried brother makes the investigating officer wonder who could be the murderer. There is no corpse only the gruesome discovery of bones remains in the kiln and Superintendent Meredith slowly and carefully unravels the mystery.

This was a good introduction for me to another series of mystery murders and to the meticulous search for clues so comforting in the read!

This book was sent to me by Netgalley courtesy of  Poisoned Pen Press.


  1. It sounds like that would be worth reading for the setting alone.

  2. I have this one too and am looking forward to it.