The County Guides: The Norfolk Mystery by Ian SansomThe County Guides: The Norfolk Mystery by Ian Sansom

The County Guides: The Norfolk Mystery

byIan Sansom

Paperback | July 28, 2014

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The first book in The County Guides to Murder Series.The County Guides to Murder are a series of detective novels set in 1930s England. The books are an odyssey through England and its history. In each county, the protagonists - Stephen Sefton, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and his employer, the People's Professor, Swanton Morley - solve a murder. The first book is set in Norfolk. The murder is in the vicarage. There are 39 books - and 39 murders - to follow.

Ian Sansom reviews regularly for the Guardian and the London Review of Books. His first book, The Truth About Babies, was published by Granta in 2002.
Title:The County Guides: The Norfolk MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 7.8 × 5.2 × 0.9 inPublished:July 28, 2014Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007360487

ISBN - 13:9780007360482

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seriously enjoyable Like the author's earlier Irish bookmobile trilogy books, this work (which takes place mostly in England) is a combination of sober and hilarious which I find totally irresistible. Somehow, reading it works a magic which allows me to face our rather broken world with renewed courage. Looking forward to the next installment!
Date published: 2014-10-03

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Praise for The Norfolk Mystery:"A delightful, idiosyncratic mystery set in the Thirties . There is a touch of Sherlock Holmes and a dash of Lord Peter Wimsey, but the total is put together with a charm that is teasingly precious . Beautifully crafted by Sansom, Professor Morely promises to become a little gem of English crime writing; sample him now" - Daily Mail"Sansom is both celebrating and sending up the golden age of detective novels when, in the 1930s, Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie were the queens of crime . A brilliant first outing that leaves you looking forward to the next maniacal mystery tour" Mark Sanderson, - Evening Standard