• The Case of the Canterfell Codicil

  • The Anty Boisjoly Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: PJ Fitzsimmons
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (307 ratings)

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The Case of the Canterfell Codicil

By: PJ Fitzsimmons
Narrated by: Tim Bruce
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There’s a literary niche for all tastes including those who think that either Agatha Christie wasn’t funny enough or that PG Wodehouse didn’t feature anywhere near as many baffling murders as he could have. The Case of the Canterfell Codicil is a classic, cozy, locked-room mystery written in the style of an homage to PG Wodehouse. The result, for those familiar with Wodehouse or Jerome K Jerome and Agatha Christie or Dorothy L Sayers, is either an inexcusable offence to several beloved canons, or a hilarious, fast-paced, manor house murder mystery.

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 multilayered mystery of secret bequests, ancient writs, love triangles, revenge, and a teasing twist in the final paragraph.

©2020 by PJ Fitzsimmons (P)2022 by Blackstone Publishing

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Relaxing old fashioned mystery

This is a good listen, and I bought the next one before finishing the first. They have a slower pace and an old timey feel, which I like. The small drawback to the slower pace is that Anty is so wordy that sometimes I lost track of the plot. I also had to stay on my toes to keep up with how the other characters fit. It is not fast-paced like the description said. What I loved is the understated and sometimes cavalier humor. Nicely done. The mystery and all the background on it was complicated, which made it interesting and not easily guessable.

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Excellent, truly a delightful listen!

I loved the words, the narration and how much it really does remind me of Agatha Christie meets Bertie Wooster. I look forward to hearing more from this author.

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Perfect British upper crust, acerbic wit

Loved it wish I had 5 more ahead of me to
anticipate. Who knew it's REALLY BOOJOOLAY NOT BOWJOLAY😏

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Fun!

The description of Wodehouse meets Christie is perfect. Nothing like light-hearted murder. Truly love Beaujolais, and the narration was fantastic.

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Refreshingly delightful

This book was fun and clever. The characters were quickly developed and mostly likeable. I will continue listening to this author.

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Funny but poorly narrated

I sincerely enjoyed the wit in the book and it was well written. The narrator wasn’t a great choice. These days it’s not difficult to find a narrator/voice actor who puts some effort into character definition. This man doesn’t do any of that. He reads well. In the market for audiobooks these days that’s not enough. I enjoy at least an attempt at voice characteristics to delineate characters. Otherwise, great author. Fun story! Incredibly laugh out loud lines that I’ll remember for a long time!

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very good

I wasn''t sure what to expect, but really enjoyed this. It has everything - a country house, locked room mysteries, plenty of family with motive, and a gentleman detective.

The story moves along at a good pace and the characters are fairly interesting. The writing itself is witty and there are some laugh-out-loud one liners. The narration is also very good.

Lots to like!

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Fun, spectacular and charming!

I love this book, so much so that I have gone on to listen to numbers two and three, and now I just purchased number four in the series. The story is amusing; the writing is exceptional; and the narrator has charmed me.

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A lighthearted listen

Loved the snippets of humour intertwined with the story. Great narration. Not for the serious crime aficionado. A great relaxing and amusing listen. The British history of inheritance is mind twisting. I have downloaded book 2 - couldn’t help myself.

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Intelligent humor

I absolutely loved this book. The mystery was brilliantly written with witty diction and lovable characters.

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