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The Earl of Burford can't believe his luck. Rex Ransom, his favourite star from the 'talkies', and his hot-shot producer, Haggermeir, want to film their next feature at Alderley, the family's seventeenth-century country estate.
Somewhat less enthusiastic is the Countess, who finds herself hosting an impromptu house party for the incoming Hollywood crowd. And before long the guest list grows to include two of their wilful daughter Lady Geraldine's dubious suitors, a long-lost cousin, a sultry femme fatale, a bespectacled librarian, an eccentric screenwriter, and a professional blackmailer.
It's almost too much for Merryweather, the family's imperturbable butler, to cope with. And that's before there's a murder in the dead of night. Inspector Wilkins must unravel the baffling mystery - and work out just what a mutilated mink coat has to do with anything.
©1981 Estate of James Anderson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By paula on 04-03-13

More James Anderson please!

If you could sum up The Affair of the Mutilated Mink in three words, what would they be?

Classic British mystery, the manor house, country setting, the complete package.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lady Geraldine, although a period character she still felt fresh, plausible as a person.

What about Cornelius Garrett’s performance did you like?

Smooth delivery

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Its just enjoyable - an easy listen.

Any additional comments?

Pleast get more from this authers or similiar authors.

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By Kelli on 05-07-15

Author hit his satirical stride

I love all the references to other detectives in this book. I enjoyed the first book but this one was even more tongue in cheek and was funny while maintaining the mystery plot line,

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By Janet on 04-06-16

Good twist.

Loved it. The narrator was brilliant and expressive. Shame it had to end. Great story.

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By Seafr on 03-28-16

enjoyable

I enjoyed this even though I sussed out the villain straight away but not the motive.

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By Patricia Collins on 11-16-17

A fun romp

What a fun romp. This is an English cosy at it's most entertaining. The setting - an English manor; the characters - stereotypes of every English class and profession you could imagine; and the situations - over the top perplexing with heaps of red herrings; are hugely entertaining. If you want unchallenging, pure entertainment, this is a cracker. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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By oceanjasper on 08-02-17

Funny, cleverly plotted and beautifully narrated.

This book is not quite as intricate in its plot as the first book in the series; I did suspect the villain relatively early, whereas in the first book the author's sleight of hand took me completely by surprise. However it is just as full of improbable events piled on top of each other, with seemingly every guest at Alderley having some kind of secret to muddy the waters.

The greatest joy of this book for me was the amusing homage to Ngaio Marsh in particular, as the famous Scotland Yard detective sweeps in and employs the exact methods of Marsh's hero Roderick Alleyn. Local plod Inspector Wilkins steals the show again in hilarious fashion.

Cornelius Garrett's narration is expressive and well paced, adding to the entertainment level of the story. The Affair of the Mutilated Mink is perfect fare for the audio format.

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