Hopjoy was Here

Hopjoy was Here

Droll rather than humorous, Hopjoy was Here is definitely different from the standard English village cozy.

Inspector Purbright receives an anonymous letter from a neighbor of the male roommates Hopjoy and Periam about a fight in their bathroom. Hopjoy is working for a mysterious (CIAesque) agency. Was Hopjoy or Periam murdered using acid in their own bathtub?

Unusual murder method, spies, formal British language, and pass√© humor, the book is not for everyone. The village characters are the best part.¬† Difficult to rate but 3 stars–onto the next in the series.

Thanks to Farrago and NetGalley for a copy.

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