A Chief Inspector Pointer Mystery! The four Cautley cousins, Major Howard Cautley, Lionel, Jack, and Fabian could not have been more different, a wealthy businessman, explorer, architect, and mystic respectively. But the cousins, while they might argue amongst themselves, could always be counted on to stick together. This certainly appeared to be the case when the Major is killed in a seeming accident by his own shotgun. The local police, very familiar with the family, are reluctant to suspect the surviving cousins of murder. Chief Inspector Pointer, though, when consulted over a pearl necklace that has gone missing on the same day, is less reticent. As a matter of long practice, he suspects everyone. But can even Pointer unravel the Conundrum that is the Cautley cousins?
A. E. Fielding
black & white illustrations
black & white illustrations
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These stories (I have now completed two of them) are quite interesting. The "villans" are NEVER who you think they are. You have a glimpse now and again but for sure, it is truly a "mystery" until near the very end. Nice "wrap up" with thorough explanation and the "rest of the story" feeling to them. Highly unusual in almost any mystery, not to have a pretty good idea of the culprit. Excellent reads.
There was something flat in this book. Perhaps it was the conflation of mysticism, theft, money to inherit, and convoluted love interests. Too many threads and insufficient character development.
Not a bad story.
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