Thursday, 4 August 2011

Review:- Elizabeth FERRARS – “The Cup and the Lip ”

Year Published: - 1975
Where the book was from:- mine
ISBN: - 0 00 231146 1
Pages: - -186pp
Genre: - Cosy Crime
Location:- England
How I came across it: - Charity stall
Rating: - ***** *

One sentence summary:- Typical Elizabeth Ferrars easy-read with guessable conclusion but the usual fun en route.

Describe the plot without giving anything away:- Why, on a wet and stormy night, did the not only old, but very ill novelist Dan Braile decide to take a walk? The problems really begin when he doesn't come back. Most of his family wouldn't be sorry to see him disappear. Added to that are claims he'd made about someone trying to poison him.

General comments:- Good old-fashioned cosy crime.

“Nobody really wants to be a cabbage.”…
“Oh, such joy! But to remember joy can be a great sorrow. I would very happily be a cabbage. A cabbage without knowing it, that would be best of all.”

AUTHOR Notes:- Elizabeth Ferrars was a pseudonym of Morna Doris MacTaggart Brown. She was born in Rangoon, Burma in 1907. She died in 1995. .

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