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by Colin Watson

  • ISBN: 0413489507
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  • Author: Colin Watson
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Methuen,; First Edition edition (1982)
  • Pages: 172 pages
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Her final appearance is in Whatever's Been Going On At Mumblesby? where we find her with an assistant called Edgar and offering opinions on the marketability of such religious relics as saints' kneecaps. In the 1977 Murder Most English BBC television series, which offered adaptations of four of Colin Watson's Flaxborough novels, Lucy Teatime was portrayed by Brenda Bruce. Whatever's Been Going on at Mumblesby? (1982).

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Six Nuns and a Shotgun book. When a concerned citizen comes to Detective Inspector Purbright with a cryptic letter that could imply almost anything, Purbright is stumped as to what is meant by the "naked nuns" about to arrive.

Colin Watson was a British writer of detective fiction and the creator of characters such as Inspector Purbright and Lucilla Teatime. Whatever's Been Going on at Mumblesby?

Colin Watson was a British writer of detective fiction and the creator of characters such as Inspector Purbright and Lucilla Teatime. He is most famous for the twelve 'Flaxborough' novels, typified by their comic and dry wit and set in a fictional small town in England. aka It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog 10. Blue Murder (1979) 11. Plaster Sinners (1980) 12.

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Books related to Whatever's Been Going on at Mumblesby? Skip this list. This is another delightful visit to Flaxborough – or this time the nearby village of Mumblesby – and another meet up with the quirky characters we’ve come to know and love like Inspector Purbright, Miss Teatime, Detective Sergeant Love and those kooky villagers, and to get to know some new folks, just as quirky and just as interesting.

Book 12 in the Flaxborough series with Inspector Purbright. The village of Mumblesby, or, to give it its full name, Mumblesby Overmarsh with Ganby, had been a ruined hamlet a quarter of a century before. Chapter One. One of Flaxborough’s best known and respected senior citizens passed away peacefully this week in the person of Mr Richard Daspard Loughbury. Its church had begun to moulder through disuse; half the houses were empty; the watermill by the choked stream had been broken-wheeled and roofless. His death took place on Monday at Flaxborough General Hospital after a short illness at Mr Loughbury’s country home, the Manor House, Mumblesby. Christ! Guess who’s kicked the bucket.

Whatever's Been Going on at Mumblesby?' . However, the ining bit at the end shouldn't necessarily put you off Watson, because what comes before it is top-notch stuff, even if it is recognizably genre writing.

Whatever's Been Going on at Mumblesby?' (A Flaxborough Mystery). No one will ever mistake Colin Watson for Dashiell Hammett, but the man's turned out some witty, wonderful novels nonetheless.

Her final appearance is in Whatever's Been Going On At Mumblesby? where we find her with an assistant .

Nothing is happening anywhere ever. This was just my thought process for the title. I thought I'd leave it here. The news hasn’t happened yet. The news didn’t happen, did it? The news won’t happen, but you'll forget about old news that never happened as the promise of new news will replace it. Exploding newspiss.

Reviews about Whatever's Been Going On At Mumblesby?,Six Nuns and a Shotgun,It Shouldn't Happen To A Dog (7):
Do find and watch the TV series. Also excellent. Miss Teatime is great fun along with Mr Harrington. This one feels as though a few pages were missing. Sort of unfinished ending. If the perpetrator of a murder is dead is there no case? Trial? Hmm... Shouldn’t a murderer be named? How about accomplices?
I haven't reviewed any of this series, although I've read several. The main attraction for me is that the author WRITES BEAUTIFULLY. The stories & characters are pleasant & mystery is my favourite genre, so all that is a plus. And, rising even further above the general level of excellence, there is always at least one true gem in each book. In this one it was a barmaid who described the leer given her by a regular customer. "The look, Sadie once had told a friend, was like hot gravy spilling slowly down the front of her dress."
I’ve recently discovered Colin Watson and I’m thoroughly enjoying the series. What a great wit and many fair clues to go on. Recommended
An interesting read
When a solicitor named Loughbury passes away in Mumblesby, Detective Inspector Purbright attends the funeral in lieu of his superior Mr. Chubb. While there he hears a woman screaming for help and follows her to the late solicitor's home, finding not only the young widow locked in a bathroom but for some odd reason clothes strewn upon a small heater - smoldering - and a propane tank in a bedroom. He also sees something odd: a small piece of wood trapped permanently inside a steel cage that has been sealed into the wall, labeled the "True Cross". Curious indeed.

He waits until the widow, Zoe, and her mother return from the funeral before questioning her about the attempted arson. While she seems to ignore the implication that someone is attempting to murder her, Purbright decides to seek the truth of the matter and sends his detective sergeant Sidney Love to the village to see if he can discover any clues. What Love finds out is there are many unsavory characters living there, and not a appears to like Zoe, considering her no more than a concubine who was lucky enough to have been given Loughbury's entire estate. But when that estate includes objects d'art that apparently do not belong to Loughbury at all, things become even more curious than before.

When a strange "prank" befalls the widow, Purbright is determined more than ever to come to the truth of the matter, including letting the widow know that he isn't the fool she at first took him for...

This is the twelfth book in the series and I am sad to say, the last, as Mr. Watson passed away soon after writing it. I have read all of the series and have been completely satisfied with every one of them. I have to add in all honesty however, that no matter how much I tried, I could not like the character of Zoe. She seemed harsh and uncaring to me; someone who believes money can buy her an entreé into society, and otherwise will force her way in if necessary. Money can't buy class, no matter who you are or how much of it you have. She's not a person I would care to know personally.

Don't get me wrong; there are many other characters in books who were born low, married into money and were just wonderful. It was more that I thought Zoe was an opportunist, and not in a nice way. She seemed cold and calculating to me, and I don't care for that sort of person.

The rest of the book was, as always, highly entertaining and delightful to read. DI Purbright is as clever as ever, ferreting out the truth as he always does, no matter how well hidden people think they may have left it. He gets to the heart of everything by going over the evidence piece by piece, and watching him connect the dots, as it were, is the best part of each and every one of these books.

When Purbright realizes that a young woman from Mumblesby had not committed suicide as was agreed upon by both her husband and the court, it is exactly as I stated - Purbright takes the information given and parses it to discover who wanted her dead and why; he finds that the death is connected to Loughbury and several of the villagers; and he also learns that each of them have given Loughbury a very expensive item indeed; but for what reason? Is is tied to the death of the woman, who passed over a year ago? It is interesting how Purbright takes a small clue Loughbury had in his possession (along with the fact of those above-mentioned articles) and deduces the truth.

All in all, the ending, as always, leaves us with our own conjectures as to the final outcome; but it is enough to realize that justice has been done. While I am saddened that there will be no more in this series, I am heartened by the fact that I was able to read them. Recommended.
Sadly, this is the last of the Flaxborough Chronicles. In this final appearance, Inspector Purbright attends a funeral service as Chief Constable Chubb's representative only to find that the widow has been locked in her house. Going to the rescue leads to a mess of unanswered questions that stretch back several years. Why did the deceased have valuable antiques that he had not purchased, items that had previously been owned by others in the village? As Sgt. Love and the Inspector begin to speak to the residents of Mumblesby and those from Flaxborough with long memories, Purbright begins to feel something is going on beyond outraged family members. Inconsistencies in interviews from a previous inquest, possible arson, and an attack on a house with large machinery are just some of the oddities that crop up. All the traditions and prejudices of rural English life are present and influence the outcome of the investigation.

For those who have followed the career of Inspector Purbright from the beginning of the Flaxborough mysteries, this book will be a fond farewell to beloved characters. Purbright, Love, Chubb, Malley, Teatime and the others are all part of finding the answer to what's been going on. If you haven't yet tried this series, but enjoy British mysteries that are not too political or inordinately long in length, then you should pick up one of the titles.
Mumblesby used to be a decrepit farming village not far from Flaxborough, but now it has been bought up and polished by a new set of rather tony people. One of their number, a lawyer, has croaked and DI Purbright is relegated to funeral duty. But when the not-quite wife is found locked into her room and the house set on fire, the tedious official business suddenly changes direction. DI Purbright notices the extraordinary quality of the artwork and begins to suspect some kind of fiddle, as does Miss Teatime who pays a bereavement call to scope out a possible heist. DI Purbright and Miss Teatime are aging into a quiet, chaste flirtation that I enjoy very much. Two sharpies who appreciate each other.

Once again sex and antiques are the center of the plot and once again I've picked up some new 1980s slang. This, #12, is one of the best of the series. Alas it is the last, as Mr. Watson died the year after its original publication.

I received a review copy of "Whatever's Been Going on at Mumblesby?" by Colin Watson (Farrago) through NetGalley.com. It was first published in 1982 by Methuen and has been reissued many times since.

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