In The Crypt With A Candlestick

In The Crypt With A Candlestick by Daisy Waugh

Both the author and the book were unknown to me when I first checked it out to read, and it was for me the style of the cover which caught my attention. Luckily the book had both style (in the form of the cover) and substance.

I have previously read some Agatha Christie novels and In the Crypt with a Candlestick certainly had that vibe - with a modern twist having been first published in 2020. The book focused on a murder that happened within a large country house, belonging to an old family. It was, although a murder mystery, light hearted and very easy to read with a lovely touch of humour throughout. It was definitely a feel good read and didn’t require much brain work in the line of characters or plot twists, making for a straight forward and stress free read.

The characters were well defined and pulled the plot together to its conclusion which, although forthright was still enjoyable.

My favourite character was Gerdaline Tode who brought style and sass to the novel and added infinitely more depth to the plot.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable read and the style of Daisy Waugh belies her expertise as a popular journalist, travel writer, Agony Aunt and restaurant critic.

Submitted by Gillian