The Affair of the Thirty-Nine Cufflinks

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  • Title: The Affair of the Thirty-Nine Cufflinks
  • Author: James Anderson
  • ISBN: 9780749007423
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback

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The Affair of the Thirty-Nine Cufflinks

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  1. I wish James Anderson had written than three books in this series I loved the 1930s setting and the twisty plot admittedly the ending didn t catch me by surprise as much as the previous book, but the numerous red herrings, the wonderful Wilkins, and the Earl of Burford and his entertaining family kept me happily occupied for a couple of hours.


  2. An expected death leads to murder in this enjoyable recreation of a Golden Age mystery with a sense of humor Set in a country manor house and featuring a complicated family with myriad characters, the book comes with floor plans and a family tree to help the reader keep track.


  3. The Burford family pile at Alderley is once again the setting for misdeeds A funeral and the reading of a will bring a rather disparate selection of folk to Lord Burford s country estate.Everything starts off well but then things go downhill and after some threats are uttered at the will reading, a murder takes place Chief Inspector Wilkins arrives, as usual, and after Lady Burford offers her apologies for having to call him once he says, That is quite alright your ladyship I, for one, am becom [...]


  4. A thoroughly enjoyable detective murder mystery of the traditional variety set in the 1930s, Lord Burford is playing host to some distant relatives after the funeral of Great Aunt Florrie He s a little wary, because the last two times his family had houseguests people ended up dead and he had to call in Inspector Wilkins, but surely lightning couldn t strike three timesThis book kept me guessing throughout, with multiple plot twists and red herrings A little hard to follow at first, with all the [...]


  5. As with the previous books this is a good page turner which gallops along well The characters are nicely drawn with a good balance between the stereotypical British nobs of the 1930s and a dash of realism Unlike the two previous books I did spot the murderer at the discovery of the body but it did not spoil my enjoyment of a rattling good read.



  6. The Affair of the 39 Cufflinks is the third in a series of country house mystery send ups by James Anderson Real Golden Age mystery fare with a humorous twist Lord Burford has misgivings about his wife s planned house party That s perfectly understandable After all, during the last two country house gatherings there had been unfortunate incidents that is to say, murders Lavinia assures her husband that this time it s different This time the people are family But, of course, this time things begi [...]


  7. Understandably, Lord Burford had some misgivings about hosting another house party at Alderley, his beautiful country mansion After all, the previous two could at best be described as disastrous But with family members travelling down for a relative s funeral, the Earl really had no choice but to offer them accommodation.Who ever tires of the zany British country house murder But Lavinia, I don t want people staying here, said the Earl After the last two house parties, we agreed no This wouldn [...]


  8. I loved this book It is the first book I have read by James Anderson and the third in a triology of books with the same detective Unfortunately, the author has passed away so there won t be any I don t usually read the third book first, but this was the only one the library had.Anyway, the story takes place in England during the 1920s back when they kept the telephone in a separate closet and everyone smoked Most of the action takes place in the country mansion of an Earl and centers around the [...]


  9. THE AFFAIR OF THE 39 CUFFLINKS VGJames Anderson 3rd in seriesAlderley, the 17th century country house of the Earl of Burford, provides the setting for Anderson s third 1930s madcap mystery after The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cozy and The Affair of the Mutilated Mink The somewhat batty earl is reluctant to open his house to visitors again, but his wife convinces him that this time will be different The guests are coming only for one night and will all be family attending the funeral of an el [...]


  10. So, I bought a trilogy, but started with the third book because I hadn t realised they should but don t need to be read in the correct order As murder mysteries go, 39 Cufflinks is OK, but sadly we have all seen and read so many Agatha Christie murders and similar detective stories that they need to be pretty good to stand out Sadly, this one doesn t Country house murders are even rather out of style In this one, the family assembles at the funeral of a distant elderly grandmother and, after the [...]


  11. Third of the Alderley series Once again a disparate group of people spend the weekend at Alderley, the country mansion of the Earl of Burford, and once again it leads to murder This time it s for the funeral and will reading of an elderly relative who has asked to be buried at Alderley The second wife of Florrie s long dead son feels entitled to the major share of the money after bringing up her orphaned stepdaughters When she gets a deliberately insulting pittance, she accuses the others of hav [...]


  12. I liked this book After not caring for the first two at all I m going to have to give them another chance.I think the difference here is that Cufflinks was given the Agatha Christie treatment, starting out by introducing us to each of the suspects in turn, letting us see them in their own environment, their problems and characters on display, before throwing them all together Uniting feature was a will reading, another Christie classic, and of course the estate, family, and sleuth are all old ac [...]


  13. This is the first book I have read by James Anderson I don t usually read the third book first, but I didn t know that it was last in the series when I bought it at the library sale The Affair of the 39 Cufflinks is a send up of a British country house murder mystery It took me a while to get the characters sorted out until I gave them nicknames of P.G Wodehouse characters blatantly obvious since Tommy is compared to Bertie Wooster and Wodehouse is mentioned elsewhere in the book No violence th [...]


  14. This is my fist James Anderson book, and was recommended becuase James Anderson writes in the style of Agatha Christie The start, middle were really well written the way events occured before the murder kept you interested through the whole start and middle I did think James Anderson had a few too many characters in the book, but still really enjoyable The end just kept on going and got really boring after a while If the end was cut in half, then it would be 5 stars I also thought it was confusi [...]


  15. It s hard for me to review this book fairly, given that I waited about thirty years to read it I loved Anderson s Affair of the Mutilated Mink, and kept an eye out for a sequel for many years but I gave up long before 2006, when the third book was finally published I have a feeling it was written back in the day, but rejected by the publisher for some reason Anyway, I m glad I found it, and it s delightful Our third visit to Adderley seems a little less fresh than the first two books, maybe, and [...]


  16. Yes, I did get these last 3 in an omnibus edition The Earl of Burford reluctantly agrees to host another house party, after the last 2 ended in murder But surely the reading of Great Aunt Flossie s will to a few distant relatives can t cause any problems I wish the author had written a few of these you ve got interesting, well drawn characters, and delightfully convoluted mysteries, in a setting reminiscent of Downton Abbey I think they really need to be read in order, but would recommend them [...]


  17. So much fun This is the last of 3 books about Inspector Wilkins I m not sanguine, not sanguine at all and the manor house at Alderley Anderson is witty, tongue in cheek two sisters named Agatha and Dorothy, for instance , and he obviously had a fantastic time writing the series.This one may not be quite up to the first two the culprit is somewhat easy to deduce, even if the how isn t , but it s still an enjoyable read from start to finish.Recommended for fans of Christie, Sayers, Marsh.


  18. Even though his last two parties ended in murder, the Earl of Burford reluctantly opens his stately home once to an assortment of distant cousins attending his great aunt s funeral After the will is read, a slighted beneficiary declares her intent to ruin all of them, then is killed Baffling incidents abound, such as thirty nine scattered cufflinks, stolen toothpaste, and a poltergeist Luckily, the incomparable though never sanguine Inspector Wilkins is on hand to cut through the red herrings O [...]


  19. I m listening to this on audio book and really enjoying it It captures the Agatha Christie flavour without the self consciousness of a lot of other imitators It has humour and style Not regretting spending the money will be looking out for James Anderson in the future.I ve now finished it and loved it A fun mystery, good characters, nice light touch I d recommend it to any Christie fans.


  20. While I enjoyed this third and, I think, final installment of the Burford mysteries, for me it lacked the tongue in cheek quality of the first two that made them so fun to read There s even another theatre friend posing as another dead relative, a plot point that figured heavily in the second book I m also sorry to say I figured out whodunnit fairly quickly Still, for what these books are, they re well done and I m sorry to see them end.


  21. The poor family at Alderly has another house party to host the out of town guests from a family member s funeral As one might expect, this party ends in murder too This book is funny, intriguing, and clever The servants and inspector Wilkins get better with every book Also, the characters talk continuously about the absurdity of all of these house parties ending in murder, and that just lends to the humor of the story I really wish there were books in this series I just love them.


  22. I liked the other books in his series much , but am glad to have read it Still somewhat witty and clever mystery, but our grumpy detective seems subdued and I sussed things out pretty quickly When it took the key players much longer to do so, I was a bit annoyed by them And, I thought some of the players and moves in this reveal were a bit too stock and less interesting than I would ve liked.


  23. I really enjoyed the first couple of Burford Family mysteries I liked this one for the time period and the location it takes place in However, I don t think the mystery was plotted as well as the others The author set it up so plenty of the guests had reasons to be the killer, but there were enough clues early on that I guessed who had done it before I was halfway through the book I don t think that this book in the series is as good as the first 2.


  24. This was an easy light read Nothing extremely enticing or boring just an average book It would be a good beach read or something to tuck in between a couple heavy literary works Would not have been a book I would have selected, had it not been a read for a book club I found the characters overly dramatic and somewhat unbelievable, but that may have been the point of the book I have not read any other works by James Anderson.


  25. Well written and very witty for the most part The first two thirds of the book, the build up to the denouement, were splendid but the wrapping up was lengthy and, if I m honest, a bit dull and far fetched I think most readers will have twigged who the guilty party was fairly early on Even after the crime is solved and arrests made the story keeps going making one wonder what on earth for Good, but not great.


  26. This is a typical 1930s lighthearted British murder mystery The writing was competent and the characters interesting The murderer was easy to determine but the side mysteries were harder to explain until the end and the most fun The beginning was somewhat drawn out murder occurred around page 150.


  27. A murder mystery set in the 1930 s, this book is brilliant It transports you into an era of politeness where you can relax and let the story drag you along I was not overly surprised at the ending but that added to the relaxed feel of the book Having started with this book, the third one in the series, I will definately be seeking out the other two.


  28. Great light reading This and the previous 2 Burford Family Mysteries, The Affair of the Blood Stained Egg Cosy and The Affair of the Mutilated Mink are wonderful English Country House murder mysteries If Agatha Christie and P.G Wodehouse had collaborated something akin to these novels may well have been the result


  29. I loved it, in fact I loved all three of the books that made up this trilogy I think probably the way this book ended it was meant to be a trilogy but apparently he died shortly after finishing this Anyway it was a fun read and you will love the main characters, especially Merryweather and the unsanguine Wilkins


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