Fire in the Thatch

Fire in the Thatch None

  • Title: Fire in the Thatch
  • Author: E.C.R. Lorac
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. This is a cracking good detective story. Very nearly five star.Nick Vaughan is invalided out of the Navy through injury. He takes the tenancy of a run down Devonshire cottage with a bit of neglected but fertile land and spends months renovating the place and cultivating the land. Although reticent and reserved, he is well liked and respected by his landlord and the neighbouring farming community. When the house is burned down and his body found amongst the wreckage, the inquest returned a verdic [...]

    2. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley.Set towards the end of the Second World War, Nicholas Vaughan is invalided out of the navy, rents a smallholding in Devon, and is found burnt to death in his thatched cottage. The coroner declares accidental death, but Nicholas' commanding officer is not so sure and Inspector MacDonald is dispatched from Scotland Yard to investigate.This was an interesting read with a good sense of place and time, although perhaps too much is made [...]

    3. Fire in the Thatch, set in during WW2 and first published in 1946, could have been two novels. The descriptive passages about the Devon countryside, architecture and people seemed curiously separate from the investigation of a suspicious death in a house fire.I wanted to know more about the characters and their environment, rural problems in wartime and the clashes caused by evacuation from the big cities than was given in the opening chapters and I also wanted a better mystery for Chief Inspect [...]

    4. "Fire in the Thatch" is a mystery published in 1946 and set at the end of World War II in England. The first fourth of the book set up who the characters were and let us get to know the victim, who happened to be a nice fellow. The characters were complex and interesting.The fire was declared an accident, yet the Scotland Yard detective is brought in to determine if it was an accident or a very clever murder. The detective thoroughly looked into every detail of the matter and questioned suspects [...]

    5. I did enjoy this book, although it takes a bit to get into the murder, but a very clever detail of the place and time of this book. Whilst reading, one can actually get into the skin of some of the character, which takes skill. A good read.

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