Thomas and the snowman party

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thomas and the snowman party

The Corpse in the Snowman by Nicholas Blake

First published in 1941, this is the seventh in the Nigel Strangeways mysteries written by Nicholas Blake; a pen name for poet laureate Cecil Day-Lewis. The snow is heavy and the second world war is in its early, unsettled stages. Nigel and Georgia Strangeways are invited to stay with Georgia’s cousin, Clarissa Cavendish, who is concerned about events at her nearby neighbours house. During Christmas Eve, the members of a house party at Easterham Manor were disturbed when, having decided to visit the, supposedly haunted, ‘Bishop’s’ room, the family cat began to act like a ‘dervish’, throwing itself repeatedly at the walls. Posing as a member of the Society of Psychical Research, Nigel decides to investigate.

Soon after arriving at the Manor, it is apparent that the members of the house party are jumpy and tense. The house contains Hereward Restorick, his American wife Charlotte, their children John and Priscilla, Uncle Andrew, Aunt Elizabeth (Betty), Dr Bogan – a specialist in nervous diseases in women, who is treating Elizabeth, plus Miss Eunice Ainsley and author Will Dykes. The next day, one of the party is found dead and Cousin Clarissa’s disturbing feelings of something being wrong is proved horribly correct.

This is very much a ‘Golden Age’ mystery, with lots of twists and turns, intellectual puzzles and some ingenious plotting devices, which you sense the author had great fun with. The answer to the mystery lies in the past and Nigel Strangeways has to unearth what happened long ago in a bid to discover a motive for murder in the present. There is a great cast of victims and suspects, all bound together in a house surrounded by snow, which gives the book a delightfully isolated atmosphere.

During WWII, the author worked as a publications editor in the Ministry of Information, which was later satirised by George Orwell in his classic novel, “Nineteen Eighty Four” (although it is also suggested that Orwell was using the BBC as a model). There were no other Nigel Strangeways books published until after the war in 1947, when the series continued with “Minute for Murder”, also using the Ministry as inspiration. For anyone who enjoys classic mysteries, by authors such as Dorothy L Sayers or Agatha Christie, you will almost certainly enjoy the Strangeways series.
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