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In the Crypt with a Candlestick

In the Crypt with a Candlestick

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 20th February 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781405546959


Fizzles, crackles and sparkles
Elizabeth Buchan
An irresistible, high-camp crime caper - deliciously entertaining
Andrew Wilson
A work of sublime silliness. The knife-edge between crime and comedy is a tricky one, but Daisy Waugh negotiates it magnificently. The story is preposterous, as it should be in a book of this kind, and the author is clearly less interested in the finer points of crime plotting than she is in sharp observations and social satire. The result is a delightful book, witty, pacy and beautifully written.
Simon Brett
This is a marvellous rollicking read with brilliantly drawn characters. I finished it within 24 hours
Mary Killen
A perfect antidote to wintry gloom
The Literary Review
An effervescent madcap whodunnit
It's sharp, funny and just the right amount of farcical - the best sort of murder mystery
A jolly farce that never takes itself too seriously
Red Magazine
One imagines that Waugh had nearly as much fun writing it as we do reading it
Catholic Herald
What a triumph! It gave me enormous pleasure to read, plus of course a few appropriate shudders. [In the Crypt] lightens the darkness in a way that is both dark and light
Antonia Fraser
An irresistible champagne bubble of pleasure and laughter
Rachel Johnson
Fans of PG Wodehouse and Agatha Christie should bag this madcap comedy whodunnit . . . Outrageous and over-the-top, a perfect antidote to all real-life craziness going on
Daily Mail