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Monday, May 13, 2019

The Daffodil Affair by Michael Innes

The Daffodil Affair  (Sir John Appleby, #8)

Part of a series, I came to this unexpectedly in the middle at No. 8.

A bit of a far fetched tale. A horse goes missing - this horse is a bit different, good at numbers!
At the same time two young girls go missing, presumably kidnapped, probably human trafficking and the best part is yet to come, during the Blitz a house in Bloomsbury actually goes missing.

Now to put the three strands together - they are connected though not obviously so is the work of our Inspector and his side kick.

This is a quirky read, lots of literary references splattered throughout the book, all adding a piquancy to the read. It is a detective story with a lot of suspense. I like the references to the author himself in the book all adding great interest. Also very descriptive.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased read, courtesy of Ipso.


Vicki said...

This sounds interesting. I like that the author refrences himself in the book, I don't think I've ever read a fiction where the author did that!

Yvonne said...

Sounds like an interesting one.