Due gentiluomini in viaggio nell'Inghilterra degli anni trenta: personaggi esilaranti, vicende surreali, un pizzico di mistero e tanto divertimento. Il tutto in perfetto stile inglese
reduce dalla guerra civile spagnola, ancora giovane, ma già disilluso, Stephen Sefton è anche completamente al verde. Così, alla vista dell'enigmatico annuncio per un lavoro che promette buona paga e per il quale non sono richiesti titoli particolari, se non una «ottima presenza mentale», si candida senza esitazione alcuna. Inizia in questo modo la collaborazione con il professor Swanton Morley, eccentrico erudito dalle conoscenze sterminate, per il suo ultimo, grandioso progetto: una storia dell'Inghilterra, accompagnata da una serie di guide per ogni regione. Dunque, si parte: la prima tappa è il Norfolk. Ma per la strana coppia subito cominciano i guai: il vicario di Blakeney viene trovato morto, impiccato alla corda della campana della sua chiesa... Si tratta di suicidio? E se il reverendo, invece, fosse stato ucciso, chi, tra gli abitanti di quella pittoresca cittadina, poteva volere la sua morte? Morley e Sefton non si fermeranno finché non avranno tutte le risposte che cercano...
Sullo sfondo sempre piacevole della campagna inglese, Ian Sansom ci regala una storia coinvolgente e rasserenante, con due protagonisti che vorremmo non lasciare mai.
- ISBN: 8850236514
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 320
I have to give this 5 stars. I bought it simply because I'm on holiday in Brancaster, just along the coast from Blakeney where the story is set. It's the first time I've come on holiday here without my Arthur Mee which is hugely frustrating because the main character, the Hercule Poirot, is Swanton
At the moment of writing this, The Norfolk Mystery has a rating of 2.89 *s. Unbelievable. Some might say ri***ulous. Admittedly if you are looking for a fast-paced adrenalin-filled Matthew Reilly novel, then this will not be for you. But if you want something with depth, insight, genuinely funny & b Leggi tutto
BABT 10 episodes Comic thriller by Ian Sansom. While researching a new book, People's Professor Swanton Morley and his new assistant Stephen Sefton are distracted by a dark discovery. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt Blurb: Julian Rhind-Tutt reads Ian Sansom's new comic thriller, The Norfolk Mystery.It's 19 Leggi tutto
I wanted to love this book, and intitally thought I was going to. The main characters are Stephen Sefton and Professor Morley, Sefton being Morley's secretary, and they both began as interesting characters, Sefton particularly being quite deep and thoughtful. Sadly, as the story continued, it became Leggi tutto
From BBC Radio 4: Book at Bedtime:It's 1937 and Stephen Sefton is drifting. Just a year earlier, he'd left London in a fever of idealism to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Now he is back, injured both mentally and physically. He has turned into a seething mass of self- pity. He's at rock bottom and
My favourite murder mysteries are nearly all set in the 1920's and 1930's, so when I came across Ian Sansom's book The Norfolk Mystery in one of my local charity shops and read the blurb for it, I simply couldn't resist, I had to read it. And what a hugely enjoyable and entertaining read it's been! G Leggi tutto
I think the fact that I used to live in Norfolk has influenced my judgement (hence ****) ;) saying that, in my opinion this book deserves more than the average rating it's got on here...
The Norfolk Mystery: A County Guides Mystery by Ian Sansom is a 2013 Witness Impulse publication an imprint of HarperCollins. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. In 1937, Sefton finds himself in financial ruin and accepts a position with Leggi tutto
After the first chapter I really thought this book was going to be good. Sadly, for me, this was not to be so; it promised much but simply didn't deliver. What it did produce however was something akin to the bastard child of Poirot & Marple in the People's Professor with his overblown eccentricity
A veritable waste of electrons. Minimal mystery (I was 45% of the way through before there was a corpse, let alone any sort of mystery). The only mystery in this is why I persisted so long. The characters are unengaging; I don't need likeable characters but I do need believable ones. The faux "golde Leggi tutto
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