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"Buff" Orpington arrived in picturesque Quanomet to find the little Cape Cod town in ferment. A stupendous pageant of American history was being staged, and the inhabitants of Quanomet had time and thought for nothing else. But all was not as it should be in the small community. There had been more curious incidents than could be attributed to the usual petty jealousies and maneuverings for the best parts and positions. Quanomet was, in fact, in its modest way about to make history, and Buff finds himself taking an uncomfortably prominent role when he discovers a newly made corpse in the cemetery. After too long an absence, Asey Mayo, the salty Cape Cod Sherlock, returns in fine form to solve the baffling murder in his own inimitable way.
Diplomatic Corpse (An Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
For those not familiar with Asey Mayo, he is one of the great amateur detectives of American fiction. Phoebe Atwood Taylor has a gift for natural, witty dialog, believable plots and enduring characters. This story has many of the best elements of her writing, although this story tends more to the character and humor than mysterious and suspenseful side. The sense of place and atmosphere always enhances her stories. Some of the stories suffer somewhat from the attitudes of the times, although those are relatively few of her large body of work. If you are looking for a fast paced, entertaining mystery with great characters, this is the book for you. One word about the Nook editions, they seem to have some issues with typos, which seem to be spell checking substitutions. Just something to keep in mind.