This book is one of the most amusing that I have read for a very long time,it is a send up of the country house
murders where all suspects are rounded up in the Drawing Room and the guilty party is revealed.
The main characters are Ethelred who is a crime writer and Elsie who is his agent, who seems to spend most of her time keeping Ethelred on the straight and narrow, while feeding her addiction to chocolate.
The dialogue between them is so sharp and witty it is almost like a comedy act. A very funny book with a clever plot and an absolute joy to read.