"A Note to the Gentle Reader It's happened. You've finally taken that dream trip to England. You have seen Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Hyde Park. You have ridden in one of London's famous black cabs and encountered the Beef- eaters at the Tower of London and the ravens under their care. You have taken the Jack the Ripper tour and walked those bloody footsteps in East London. This should be enough for anyone--but, perhaps, not enough for you. You've decided to leave the hustle and bustle of the city to stretch your legs in the bucolic countryside of these green and pleasant lands... The author respectfully suggests you put aside these fantasies. It is possible that you will find yourself in a placid and tedious little corner of England; it is just as possible that you will end up in an English Murder Village. You will not know you are in a Murder Village, as they look like all other villages. When you arrive in Shrimpling or Pickles-in-the-Woods or Wombat-on-Sea or wherever it is, there will be no immediate signs of danger. This is exactly the problem. You are already in the trap." -- Your Guide To Not Getting Murdered In A Quaint English Village by Maureen Johnson First of all, yes, it's that Maureen Johnson, the author of the Truly Devious series. I love this book! It's clearly inspired by golden age, rural, British mysteries, particularly Agatha Christie, and it's just so funny. 🤣 I have read this almost half a dozen times, and I still laugh every time I read it. This book also bears the rare distinction of being a book for adults that is illustrated throughout in black and white and red. 😨 If you enjoy British murder mysteries, especially those from the golden age, or just really want to laugh, I highly recommend this book!

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