Just a bit more feedback on the Endsleigh Whodunnit reader’s evening and I should probably issue an apology to any hotel guests who may have wondered what all the hysterical laughter issuing forth from the salon room was all about.
Look at the wallpaper in there by the way, hand blocked original 1800’s and listed so we were careful not to wreck the place.
The laughter was all down to Three Bags Full A Sheep Detective story by Leonie Swann and many thanks to R who unintentionally had us all weeping at the greatest round of sheep crime puns ever invented by man.It started with “I bet that was a good yarn” and things went rapidly downhill from there.
There was a wide selection of reading around the crime theme, Robert Goddard, Reginald Hill, Val McDermid, Jed Rubenfeld, C.J.Sansom and Lyndsey Davies but one crime writer stood head and shoulders above all other choices and at least 5 people had read a Henning Mankell.A great debate then ensued about all things Kurt and Swedish.
We note just about everything and so we started to read out all the one liners on the front covers (I think these are called puffs?) and have decided that The Guardian has a monopoly, no book worth its salt unless The Guardian likes it. Hilary Mantel coming a close second in my own reading of late, Helen Dunmore scraping home in third place.