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A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia (A Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventure Book 1)

Freddy Pilkington-Soames is probably a character you either love or hate.  I love him.  He’s Bert Wooster with more brains and no Jeeves to help him.  Ticky Maltravers appears to be very popular until someone decides to poison him at a dinner party.

Freddy – a newspaper reporter when he isn’t being a man about town – has a close encounter with the corpse which he’d much rather forget.  Unfortunately his mother keeps tampering with the evidence and looks like being arrested for the crime so Freddy feels duty bound to try and extricate her.

I enjoyed this entertaining ‘Golden Age’ mystery and it is a fitting successor to this author’s Angela Marchmont series.  Freddy himself will already be familiar to readers of that series – now he has a series of his own.  If you enjoy crime stories set in, or written during the 1920s and 1930s then this book is worth a try – it is the first one in the series.


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