Thursday, March 10, 2022

Books from the Backlog - Mr. Zero

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  Mr. Zero by Patricia Wentworth

Blurb:  A high society house party in the country sets the stage for blackmail, sabotage, illicit passion, and murder in this witty, classic British mystery with a touch of political intrigue
The last thing London debutante Gay Hardwicke wants is to become involved in another one of her cousin’s messy jams. But Lady Sylvia Colesborough is in over her head this time: She claims she’s being blackmailed by the mysterious Mr. Zero. If she doesn’t steal important government papers from the safe of her politically connected husband, the distinguished Sir Francis, her gambling debts will be exposed. Gay’s reluctant attempts to help Sylvia backfire when a murder raises the stakes—and Gay’s boyfriend, Algy Somers, becomes the prime suspect.

Enlisting the aid of her society friends, Gay races to clear Algy’s name and catch a cagey killer before her own days are numbered.

Why It Needs To Come Off The Shelf:   This is one of Wentworth's stand alone mysteries that I have yet to read and it looks really fun.  As well it has the letter "Z" in the title and I like to read books that start with as many letters as I can (though I do have to cheat a little with some of them!).  


  1. It does sound like a fun mystery, and there aren't many books out there with the letter Z in it!

  2. I love this retro cover. This sounds like it could be really good. I do hope that you enjoy!

  3. Sounds like one you will enjoy from an author you really appreciate.

  4. Looks good and I really love the cover.