Wednesday, the 5th of August, and time once again for Shelf Control! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it–what its about, why you want to read it, where you got it and such. If you participate, link back to Lisa’s page, and do also leave your links in the comments below as I’d love to check out your picks as well!

This week, I’m featuring another of my endless TBR pile on kindle, and one which is a combination of genres I like and so promises to be a fun read. The book is The Fargenstropple Case by Lia London, published in 2012. This is listed on Goodreads as the first Terrance Morgan mystery but so far there don’t appear to be any further books in the series. This as the fun cover suggests is a comic mystery.

Newly promoted Chief Inspector Morgan finds himself in charge of a case that seems hardly worth his time. ‘Invisible burglars who take nothing and frighten the cat at mealtimes’? But then they do take something, for valuable jewels go missing and an attempt is made on Blandthorpe Fargenstropple’s life. ‘A quirky cast of characters, witty banter’, a touch of romance, ridiculous mishaps, and ‘more than a fair sampling of animal life’ (including apparently radio-controlled ferrets!) is what this book promises!

This one sounds just like my cup of tea–a mystery, wit, quirky characters, lots of animals (all the things I love) and a great deal of fun. Reviews too seem to suggest that this will turn out to be on the lines I’m expecting.

Lia London is an American author and former high school teacher, who also served as a missionary. She has written nearly 40 books according to the Goodreads listing which include romances, romantic comedies, children’s fiction and devotional writings. This, as far as I can see, is the only mystery listed in her works.

Do you enjoy comic mysteries? Which are some favourites? Have you read this one? How did you like it? Looking forward to your thoughts and recommendations!

Cover image as always from Goodreads; author info from Goodreads (here) and book info from Amazon (here)


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