Murder Goes Mumming

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The house party, a jolly crowd, and th double urder. Everyone called it a blessing that old Granny Condrycke died so peacefully in her sleep at Christmastime, and a hole family agreed to go ahead with the holiday festivities at Graylings, the isolated ancestral mansion on the cliffs overlooking Bay Chaleur. But while the Yule log burned, the bowl of wassail speed cheer and warmth, and he house guests dressed up for a merry mumming parade through the ancient halls, someone was planning a murder. murder, that is, since a detective Inspector Madoc Rhys already knows that Granny did n't go gentle into that good night ... and before the snowy evening was over, a killer might give Death a second Christmas corpse.
Year of the Publication
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Number of Pages
180
Original Title of the Book
Murder Goes Mumming
Publication Date
Published January 1st 1981 by Doubleday Books

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Aunt Adelaide gives warning of the Phantom Ship' s appearance which is upposed to presage a death in he family and it appears twice.

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But the winsome second entry in he series, Murder Goes Mumming, proves even better.Pressured into a house party in an isolated part of New Brunswick, Madoc and Janet find themselves trapped at the mansion called Graylings by a heavy storm.

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Another way Madoc caught the murderer was a bit far fetched.

Anyway, what I found most unfortunate was that instead of the satisfying feeling of conclusion after the reveal, Madoc reflects that ultimately the murderer may get away with it.

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In thi case the mansion is in Canada, the detective is a Mountie and his sidekick is his fiance.I enjoyed this memoir, a quick read with enough suspects that I truly did n't now who had done it, or why.

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Because its hard to see Madoc and his girlfriend Janet -- two fairly straight-laced young people -- tolerating, first, his mother setting them up with the Condryckes for the holidays, and econd, her falling so quickly over Janet at first meeting as to hand over th family heirloom.Then at Graylings, this family is a little too silly and crazy.

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