I received the audiobook of A most efficient murder by Anthony Slayton through the Netgalley platform.
The book starts like a typical murder mystery: a reclusive nobleman hosts a party at his mansion to celebrate his niece’s birthday and announce his heir. But a body is found on the grounds – someone not invited to the party. Who is the young woman, and why was she there?
What follows is a few wild goose chases, an unlikely fugitive, and a lot of deception. And finally, tales of adultery, gambling debt, and the family diamonds are revealed along with the murderer.
It took me a while to get into the story, which I think was mostly due to the narrator, who sounded like he was reading from an obituary. Changing my listening speed solved that problem.
This is the first in the Mr Quayle Mysteries, and I look forward to reading more of his adventures.
I rated A most efficient murder 3/5 stars.