Buried for Pleasure
  • Pages: 240
  • ISBN: 9780008228064
  • Publisher: Collins Crime Club
  • Binding: Paperback

Buried for Pleasure

Edmund Crispin

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In the sleepy English village of Sanford Angelorum, Gervase Fen is taking a break from his books to run for Parliament. However, it soon comes to light that someone in the village has discovered a dark secret and is using it for blackmail.

As the joys of politics wear off, Fen sets his mind to the mystery but finds himself caught up in a tangled tale of eccentric psychiatrists, escaped lunatics, beautiful women and lost heirs.

Reviewed by Julie Welch in Slightly Foxed Issue 63.

Lost in the Fens

JULIE WELCH

Should you really never judge a book by its cover? Had I gone along with that dictum years ago I would not have happened upon Edmund Crispin. Shameful though it is to admit it, I was attracted not by the name of the author – unknown to me – but by a Penguin Crime jacket. Its green and cream design caught my eye at an Amnesty International book sale in the church opposite our house. Our dining-room had recently been redecorated, and I judged Frequent Hearses would, suitably displayed, tone with the colour scheme . . .

Extract from Slightly Foxed Issue 63, Autumn 2019



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