Review: Envious Casca aka A Christmas Party

5 Stars!

I love country house murders, locked room mysteries, and stories set in the snow. ❄ This book is all 3! Inspector Hemingway has his work cut out for him with an impossible murder and a house full of viable suspects. By paying close attention I successfully guessed the identity of the murderer.

Covers: Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway Book 2) by Georgette Heyer


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Knights Templar Mystery Series

This story is one of 32 mystery stories set in 14th Century Devon in England. The detectives are a former Knight Templar and his friend a Bailiff. The books are fun, well plotted, and convey the lives of all classes of people in the era.
I gave it 4 stars, the average on librarything is 3.5 stars.
The Abbot's Gibbet (Knights Templar) by Michael Jecks


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I had to look up the word "gibbet" in my trusted Wordsmyth. :-D
That's a great site. I'm a Wiktionary guy myself.
OMG ! a woman about 70 years old was stabbed in her throat, in her house, in front of my sister's garage.
ouch ouch
I do not think he was a thief, too weird.

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ps: I'm really curious to know how this story will end, even more because it is a very small village. :-O
it seems that the person suffered from severe depression, and therefore, people thinks of suicide.
What is certain is that a very violent suicide... if confirmed :-O
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Conan-Doyle's 12 Favorite Sherlock Holmes Stories

1. The Speckled Band
2. The Red-Headed League
3. The Dancing Men
4. The Final Problem
5. A Scandal in Bohemia
6. The Empty House
7. The Five Orange Pips
8. The Second Stain
9. The Devil’s Food
10. The Priory School
11. The Musgrave Ritual
12. The Reigate Squires

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When I was very young, going to sleep was no fun, so I would become the Pyjama Ninja, eel out of my room and across the hallway to the panel wall, slink inch by inch along the wall on bare feet, finally reaching the living room, then ducking down on all four and ever so slowly crawl under the dining room table, and from my super secret hide out I could see Sherlock Holmes - The Speckled Band between the legs of the dining table chairs on the TV in the TV room, which scared me to tears and revealed the Pyjama Ninja for the nth time.
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#reading Fred Vargas ' Sous les vents de Neptune '

like IT! :like

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I started reading again (as the Christmas approaches) Hercule Poirot's Christmas , after about 35 years since the last time, and as perhaps you remember, in the introduction there is a dedication for .... James , :-) so it's perfect.

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heavy black heart

snowed in mysteries

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Murder Under the Mistletoe
Agatha Christie's Marple - The Sittaford Mystery
Lord Peter Wimsey - The Nine Tailors
Poirot - Murder on the Orient Express
Poirot - The Labours of Hercules
Series - Fortitude

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maybe tonight :D
yesterday a grimm evening with my daughter
not bad, I like it, maybe just too squeezed (few episodes for so much history and details in the books).
find "me" here now, @James Lamentus:
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)


Directed by Kenneth Branagh.  With Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley. A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

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Vi la de los 70, de Sidney Lumet, con un magnífico Albert Finney en el papel de Poirot. Me gustó lo suyo. Branagh es de los que da una de cal y otra de arena :-/ . Espero que con pase con esta como copn su versión de "La huella".
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@rafa I didn't know that there was a version by Lumet, I'm going to watch it ASAP :)
Yes, really interesting film.
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"The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic."
The Innocence of Father Brown, G K Chesterton

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TV's Columbo was based on the investigator Porfiry Petrovich in Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. Who knew?

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Tea, Sandwiches, and Murder

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Crimson Snow (British Library Crime Classics) by Martin Edwards


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Appleby's End by Michael Innes


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La figura del detective ha recorrido el mundo a lo largo de un siglo y medio. Desde Estados Unidos, donde nació, hasta la Unión Soviética. ¿Cuáles son los detectives más recordados? En esta primera entrega repasamos las literaturas de Edgar Poe, Rodolfo Walsh, Yulián Semionov, Georges Simenon y Raymond Chandler.

Los 10 detectives más recordados de la literatura mundial (I)


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Cormoran Strike series

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Parents Of Murder Victim Believe His Parrot Witnessed Crime


The bird repeated what sounds like an argument, including the phrase, "Don't f***ing shoot."

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