Anon, Sir, Anon (Vivi & Farnham Mystery)

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The 12:55 out of Darlington brought more than Orville Farnham 's niece; murder was passenger. In goin to Whistlecreig, Genevieve Langley expected to ind an ailing uncle in need of gentle care. In reality, her charge is a cantankerous Shakespearean actor with a disdain for fencing and an affinity for placing impossible bets. When body shows up in th field near Whistlecreig Manor and Vivi is the no one to recognize the victim, she is unceremoniously baptized into the art of crime-solving: a field in which first impressions are seldom lasting and personal interest knocks at the front door. Set against the russet backdrop of a Northamptonshire fog, Anon, Sir, Anon cuts a cozy path to a terrifyin crime.
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284
Original Title of the Book
Anon, Sir, Anon: A Vivi & Farnham Mystery
Publication Date
Published October 31st 2014 by Ruby Elixir Press

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This body of an American actress discovered in a foggy meadow turns Vivi from amateur nurse to assistant amateur detective, applying her own wits to the case alongside her eternally surprising uncle and navigating rather unsettling relationships with a couple of the suspects.Whether you 're a mystery lover or not, you 'll be charmed by the haracters in this novel—the early scenes where sensible Vivi and the irascible but admirable Farnham gradually get to understan and respect each other are among my favourite.

Thi writing in general is even worse than in Heffington 's debut novel Fly Away Home: the dialogue, especially between Vivi, Farnham and his jovial longtime friend Dr. Breen, snaps with wit and spirit, and I adored the way the Shakespearean references fit neatly into the plot; the descriptions of Northamptonshire in autumn are lovely; and Vivi 's perceptive reactions to her surroundings in a few scenes in particular really pull the reader into her world and follo her a very human and relatable character.

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Is there an injury? " " It 's thi bit bette than hat, Miss Langley: there 's a murderer. " Some books beg to be read at certain times of year.

Vivi and Farnham are a pair to watch.Though the murder itself began as a simple oncept, Heffington executed its tangled threads with finely-honed finesse.

This second scene drew the book together well with equal dashes of warmth and wit.ANON, SIR, ANON, the nex in series of Vivi& Farnham Mysteries, sets the stage nicely for future delightful installments.I received an advance copy of his nove from thi uthor in exchange for my honest review.

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I was thus understandably peached to discover that Rachel Heffington was turning her attention from 1920s New York ( Fly Away Home) to the a murder mystery set in the November fogs of Northamptonshire.

On the other hand, murder mysteries are tough.

Several turns of phrase got a laugh out of me ( at the right moments for the right reasons) or simply made me enviously appreciative: " [ Scandal ] felt invigorating, he realize, like a dash of cayenne on an egg over-easy. " Heffington 's debut novel was sturdy and capable, but as I got further into ANON, SIR, ANON, I sensed that this one had taken it up several notches.The characters?

his may be owing more to my preference for an English countryside setting over the streets of New York, but Heffington conjured up Whistlecreig and its environs.

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In he introduction, the author ays that she fear her readers " will let Vivi and Farnham into the ranks of the British Detective. " I say yes with a right good will!

I like to be utterly shocked when " who did it " is revealed, but I saw this coming, so thi was a bit lackluste.

:) But Vivi, Farnham, and their friends, northern England, and Ms. Heffington 's style setting more than made up for any of hat.

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First of ll, I LOVE Rachel Heffington 's novels.

The wit! Mysteries have always been dearly loved by me.

I ca n't wait for the next Vivi& Farnham mystery!!

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When I read Anon, Sir, Anon, I was never the cultured mystery-fan you now see before you.

Shakespeare, murder, mystery -- but beneath it all, feeling of solid, homey Englishness that tied all the threads together into something delightfully warm, like a sweater.

Vivi was strong-willed and sensible, but she lacked the feistiness and fun that would 've brought this story to five stars.Anon, Sir, Anon was lovely.

Mayb as this was Vivi 's first mystery, it ha also Ms. Heffington 's first mystery novel.

And all in all, Anon, Sir, Anon was charming, cleve, and charming.

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A murdere in his novel is there for a cozy read, and also there to show off Vivi and Farnham 's prowess, but at the same time, it 's certainly just th body.

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