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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Death in the crypt (A Cressida Fawcett mystery) by Fliss Chester


I’m reading the 1920s vintage era rather a lot and this is a classic example.
There is always an Hon. involved and in this case it’s the Honorable Lady Cressida, amateur sleuth and not one to take things at face value.

On what was supposed to be a quiet holiday, she comes across a body in a crypt and standing over the body her Aunts maid Nancy with a heft bloodied candlestick in her hand. For the local detectives, it’s an open and shut case. Lady Cressida is inclined to think otherwise and the pursuit of village gossip, reluctant clergy, local folklore and a vanishing friar are all clues that have to be pursued to uncover the real murderer.

Typical rural English setting with stalwart and standard characters featuring in the story, this was a lovely read.

Sent by Bookouture for a unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


  1. Those settings are enjoyable, and very British! Glad it was a good read.

  2. I love this era and a good British mystery. This looks lovely!