Fire in the Thatch A British Library Crime Classic by E.C.R. Lorac
When Nicholas Vaughan, a respectable tenant farmer, dies in a fire, many people come under suspicion. These include the disliked Gressingham, a wealthy businessman, with an interest in buying country property, Gressingham’s rather sleazy friend and even Vaughan’s sister. When Scotland Yard Inspector Macdonald gets on the case, the mystery thickens even more. Why did Vaughan settle in Devon instead of his beloved North and who was the girl he was planning to marry?
This was an enjoyable and cosy mystery with well-rounded characters and lyrical descriptions of the beauty of the countryside. It was clever as well, keeping the reader guessing until the end. I am looking forward to reading more of E.C. R. Lorac’s classic mysteries.
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