A Murder to Die For

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How do you solve a murder when hundreds of wannabe detectives all have the same goal? Every year, fans from all over the world descend upon a tiny, picturesque English village to celebrate the life of the enigmatic author Agnes Crabbe and her fictional lady detective, Miss Millicent Cutter. Crabbe fans are quite obsessive; the majority turn up to the festival dressed as Miss Cutter. Spats between rival fan clubs are not uncommon. But when one of the most prominent superfans is murdered on the first day of the festival, the police find themselves trying to solve a crime in which the victim, witnesses, almost everyone in the village, and even the murderer are all dressed as Miss Cutter. And most of them are also trying to solve the murder. In this darkly comic farce, the worlds of classic detective fiction and real-life homicide investigation come crashing together with hilarious—and occasionally messy—results.

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Stevyn Colgan is a former police officer, and one of the writers of the TV show QI.

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"Colgan bestrides the territory of English rural comedy, one foot on the throat of Joanna Trollope, the other knocking the bonnet of Miss Marple off her silver head. Divine black village comedy." —Stephen Fry"Delightful, witty fun. A joy for any fan of the Great English Murder Mystery. It’s a literary cream tea with a glass of fizz." —Neil Dudgeon, actor, Midsomer Murders“a fun romp that spoofs the Golden Age mysteries, never takes itself seriously, has multiple action-packed subplots going, and wraps things up nicely in the end.”—Reviewing the Evidence
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