The Case of the Canterfell Codicil


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You can read some excerpts here.

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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9 thoughts on “The Case of the Canterfell Codicil

  1. This was a clever, intriguing and hilarious book. I found myself searching for scraps of paper to jot down bon mots which I intend to plagerize!

  2. Just devoured the first two, and I can’t wait for the third one to come out! I love Anty; he’s like Bertie Wooster except he is smart (or clever, as my British husband would say). Well done!

    • I would love the books done audibly. I really enjoyed the first, but my old eyes don’t work as well as they used to.

      Keep them coming!

    • Isn’t P.J. Fitzsimmons the student Gussie accuses of cheating at the prize-giving? Enjoyed the faint whiff of PGW throughout. What ho!

  3. Hello! I loved the two Anty Boisjoly mysteries I found on Amazon. The endnotes mentioned Tenpenny Tontine was coming out this summer. Please, where is it? I’m eagerly awaiting it!

  4. Hello! I have just finished the fifth Anthony Boisjoly mystery. I have read all five and loved every one. As a long time mystery reader I have never been able to figure out the endings which is so much more enjoyable to read. By the way, I just love Vickers, the less than perfect valet. I could just marry him, although he would forget me the next day! Good show, PJ Fitzsimmons!

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