In The Case of the Canterfell Codicil, Wodehousian gadabout and clubman Anty Boisjoly takes on his first case when his old Oxford chum and coxswain is facing the gallows, accused of the murder of his wealthy uncle. Not one but two locked-room mysteries later, Boisjoly’s pitting his wits and witticisms against a subversive butler, a senile footman, a single-minded detective-inspector, an irascible goat, and the eccentric conventions of the pastoral Sussex countryside to untangle a multi-layered mystery of secret bequests, ancient writs, love triangles, revenge, and a teasing twist in the final paragraph.
The Case of the Canterfell Codicil doesn’t claim to have matched the style of the master, but it’s very unlikely that someone who isn’t familiar with or doesn’t care for the work of PG Wodehouse is going to like this novel. The opposite may not be so – those who like Wodehouse won’t necessarily care for what follows, but that’s what we’re here to find out…
Now available – the sequel to The Case of the Canterfell Codicil… The Case of the Ghost of Christmas Morning.
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