Saturday, January 29, 2022

The Affair of the Blood-Stained Egg Cosy - Historical Mystery

Goodreads: The Affair of the Blood-Stained Egg Cosy by James Anderson

Rating: Really Liked It!
Source:   Purchased

Description:  The theft of the diamond necklace and the antique pistols might all be explained, but the body in the lake - that was a puzzle. Inspector Wilkins is called in to investigate, but it's going to take some intricate sleuthing to uncover who killed whom and why.

Genre: Mystery - Historical

Why I Picked This Book:   How could I resist that title?  Actually I have no idea how I stumbled across this book but I'm so glad I did!

My Impression:  This book was not what I expected.  For some reason I expected this one to be a bit dry and heavily written but I couldn't have been more wrong.  This book reminded me just a bit of Agatha Christie in both basic plot and variety of characters.  As well it had a good bit of quirk and a touch of farce without trying to hard to be quirky or funny.   There's even a touch of romance though only the lightest touch.

The mystery is an interesting one.  There's a murder, a robbery, international incidents, a notorious theif, and oddly enough a blood stained egg cosy which no one can quite figure out.  The reveal was well done with a Hercule Poirot reference and kept me guessing.  This was a fun read from start to finish and I'm planning on buying the next two books in this series to see what happens with these characters next.  

Would I Read More of this Series/Author? Yes!  I've already ordered the next book by this author.

Would I Recommend this Book? If you enjoy more classic style mysteries I think you'd enjoy this one.


  1. That title is catchy for sure! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  2. The title is compelling. Of course I didn't know what an egg cosy is, so I had to look it up.

  3. I love the title:)). When I was much, much younger I always aspired to have egg cosies in my life - but that was before I realised that I would never have that kind of household... Glad you enjoyed this one so much, Katherine.

  4. It has a really fun title and great cover. No wonder you picked it up. And it lived up to a good read.

  5. Yeah, that is a catchy

  6. There's a lot going on in this book from the sounds of it. It sounds fun!