Mitchell Stoke--complete with vicarage, manor house, and excess historical associations--is the site for a wheezy throwback...

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Mitchell Stoke--complete with vicarage, manor house, and excess historical associations--is the site for a wheezy throwback that begins with the death of grave-digger Horace Worple and ends with the betrothal of the unconventional vicar to the comely-plump Shakesperean scholar. Betwixt, there are burbles relating to golf, art, architecture, finance, and reactionary politics (the white-supremacist Forward Britain movement has bought historic Mitchell Hall)--all in very much the Michael Innes manner. Some charming persons have charming moments, but the detection is sparse and encrusted with too much of the tweedy mossiness that has given rural English mysteries a bad name.

Pub Date: July 5, 1977

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Page Count: -

Publisher: St. Martin's

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1977