The Norfolk Mystery: A County Guides Mystery

Mass Market Paperback | December 23, 2013

byIan Sansom

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Love Miss Marple? Adore Holmes and Watson? Professor Morley's guide to Norfolk is a story of bygone England: quaint villages, eccentric locals—and murder …

It is 1937, and disillusioned Spanish Civil War veteran Stephen Sefton is broke. So when he sees a mysterious advertisement for a job where "intelligence is essential," he eagerly applies.

Thus begins Sefton's association with Professor Swanton Morley, an omnivorous intellect. Morley's latest project is a history of traditional England, with a guide to every county.

They start in Norfolk, but when the vicar of Blakeney is found hanging from his church's bell rope, Morley and Sefton find themselves drawn into a rather more fiendish plot. Did the reverend really take his own life, or is there something darker afoot?

A must-read for fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and Charles Todd, this novel includes plenty of murder, mystery, and mayhem to confound.

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Love Miss Marple? Adore Holmes and Watson? Professor Morley's guide to Norfolk is a story of bygone England: quaint villages, eccentric locals—and murder …It is 1937, and disillusioned Spanish Civil War veteran Stephen Sefton is broke. So when he sees a mysterious advertisement for a job where "intelligence is essential," he eagerly ap...

Ian Sansom is a frequent contributor and critic for the UK publicationsThe Guardian,Daily Telegraph,London Review of Books, andThe Spectator, and a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. He is the author of nine books, includingPaper: An Elegyand the Mobile Library series.

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.84 inPublished:December 23, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062320815

ISBN - 13:9780062320810

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tedium! Good mystery is confounded by too much Latin and excessive detail.
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Norfolk Mystery The worst, boring book I have ever read.
Date published: 2014-04-13