In the Crypt with a Candlestick (Hardback)
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In the Crypt with a Candlestick (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 20/02/2020
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'Fizzles, crackles and sparkles' Elizabeth Buchan

'An irresistible, high-camp crime caper - deliciously entertaining' Andrew Wilson

'A work of sublime silliness . . . witty, pacy and beautifully written' Simon Brett

'A marvellous rollicking read . . . I finished it within 24 hours' Mary Killen

Sir Ecgbert Tode of Tode Hall has survived to a grand old age - much to the despair of his younger wife, Emma. But at ninety-three he has, at last, shuffled off the mortal coil.

Emma, Lady Tode, thoroughly fed up with being a dutiful Lady of the Manor, wants to leave the country to spend her remaining years in Capri. Unfortunately her three tiresome children are either unwilling or unable (too mad, too lefty or too happy in Australia) to take on management of their large and important home, so the mantle passes to a distant relative and his glamorous wife.

Not long after the new owners take over, Lady Tode is found dead in the mausoleum. Accident? Or is there more going on behind the scenes of Tode Hall than an outsider would ever guess....?

In the traditions of two great but very different British writers, Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse, Waugh's hilarious and entirely original twist on the country house murder mystery comes complete with stiff upper lips, even stiffer drinks, and any stiffs that might embarrass the family getting smartly brushed under the carpet...

Praise for Daisy Waugh

'Refreshingly sharp and witty social satire' DAILY MAIL

'Dazzlingly evoked' SUNDAY TIMES

'Funny, cynical, and genuinely knowing' EVENING STANDARD

'A lubricious new novel . . . period charm and sexual intrigue' TATLER

'Gripping . . . powerful, evocative' THE LADY

'A sharp eye for detail and a refreshingly black comic streak' LITERARY REVIEW

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349422466
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 225 x 145 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Fizzles, crackles and sparkles -- Elizabeth Buchan
An irresistible, high-camp crime caper - deliciously entertaining -- Andrew Wilson

A work of sublime silliness. The knife-edge between crime and comedy is a tricky one, but Daisy Waugh negotiates it magnificently. The story is preposterous, as it should be in a book of this kind, and the author is clearly less interested in the finer points of crime plotting than she is in sharp observations and social satire. The result is a delightful book, witty, pacy and beautifully written.

-- Simon Brett
This is a marvellous rollicking read with brilliantly drawn characters. I finished it within 24 hours
An Evening With Daisy Waugh

An Evening With Daisy Waugh

Winchester - High Street
Thursday 12th March 18:00

In conversation with Daisy Waugh about her new novel, In The Crypt With A Candlestick.

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“Carry on with a stiff upper lips....”

In this highly entertaining social comedy cum murder story, Daisy Waugh creates a perfect parody of P.J. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh and a little bit of Agatha Christie thrown in.

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