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The Affair of the Mutilated Mink Audiobook

The Affair of the Mutilated Mink

The Earl of Burford can't believe his luck. Rex Ransom, his favourite star from the 'talkies', and his hot-shot producer, Haggermeir, want to film their next feature at Alderley, the family's seventeenth-century country estate. Somewhat less enthusiastic is the Countess, who finds herself hosting an impromptu house party for the incoming Hollywood crowd.
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The Earl of Burford can't believe his luck. Rex Ransom, his favourite star from the 'talkies', and his hot-shot producer, Haggermeir, want to film their next feature at Alderley, the family's seventeenth-century country estate.

Somewhat less enthusiastic is the Countess, who finds herself hosting an impromptu house party for the incoming Hollywood crowd. And before long the guest list grows to include two of their wilful daughter Lady Geraldine's dubious suitors, a long-lost cousin, a sultry femme fatale, a bespectacled librarian, an eccentric screenwriter, and a professional blackmailer.

It's almost too much for Merryweather, the family's imperturbable butler, to cope with. And that's before there's a murder in the dead of night. Inspector Wilkins must unravel the baffling mystery - and work out just what a mutilated mink coat has to do with anything.

©1981 Estate of James Anderson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    paula 04-03-13
    paula 04-03-13
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    "More James Anderson please!"
    If you could sum up The Affair of the Mutilated Mink in three words, what would they be?

    Classic British mystery, the manor house, country setting, the complete package.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lady Geraldine, although a period character she still felt fresh, plausible as a person.


    What about Cornelius Garrett’s performance did you like?

    Smooth delivery


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Its just enjoyable - an easy listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Pleast get more from this authers or similiar authors.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kelli 05-07-15
    Kelli 05-07-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Author hit his satirical stride"

    I love all the references to other detectives in this book. I enjoyed the first book but this one was even more tongue in cheek and was funny while maintaining the mystery plot line,

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Hepwood Flutey
    Suffolk
    2/13/16
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    "Wonderful!"
    What did you like most about The Affair of the Mutilated Mink?

    Everything. The characters, the stately home, the intrigue, the humour, the brilliant reading.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Affair of the Mutilated Mink?

    There were several 'psychological' moments, can't say more or might give the plot away!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The whole thing was a pleasure, from start to finish.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh a lot, then a bit more. Realising there is only one more available is likely to make me cry though!


    Any additional comments?

    Make sure you read/hear the first in the series before getting this! Then go and get the third!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Idoru
    Anglesey
    12/31/15
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    "Unadulterated wonderful balderdash and piffle"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend this to anyone who likes the light crime genre or Wodehouse-ish stuff


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a wonderful mickey take of the Sayer/Christie/Allingham/Marsh style of crime. It's contorted and improbable.


    What does Cornelius Garrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Garrett is a good, intelligent narrator - he brings the story and characters to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Listened over three or four days, and looked forward to the next session!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. J. MacDonald
    Wales
    12/2/15
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    What did you like most about The Affair of the Mutilated Mink?

    I enjoyed the twists and turns of the plot but most of all the humour, with Chief Detective Inspector Wilkins a very engaging character.


    What other book might you compare The Affair of the Mutilated Mink to, and why?

    This is firmly rooted in the golden age and even refers to other fictional detectives as if they were real.


    Have you listened to any of Cornelius Garrett’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I've enjoyed his reading of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy and the Thirty Nine Cufflinks too. Cornelius Garrett has a very warm voice and it does feel as if he's telling you the story rather than reading it at a microphone.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes - I listened to it while doing a mammoth baking session and stuck the headphones on to continue listening while walking the dog.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Agatha Christie you'll probably enjoy this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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