onsdag den 28. april 2010

DJ´s Bait in the Box # 63


Have you read this crime novel which is from another millennium – but only just:

“It was four days before the bodies were discovered, by which time Mr Cowper had begun to mottle. He was lying underneath the kitchen window, where the sunlight caught him every afternoon. Sunlight and corpses do not mix.”


The Rules:
If you recognize the quotation, or if you think you are able to guess who wrote it, please post a comment. Just leave a hint, do not spoil the fun by giving too much away. The book will be reviewed on Friday.

11 kommentarer:

Mette sagde ...

Et klassisk tema, det klassiske sprog - Agatha har ikke levet forgæves ;)
Det var så mit hint. Hyggeligt du kiggede forbi!
Mette

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - I know this one. Of course, the title should have told me that it's not my kind of murder, since I'm American ; ).

Dorte H sagde ...

Hej Mette.

Velkommen til, og hvor fint, at du lige var klar til at gætte med i denne uge :D

Margot: you are absolutely right, but in fact I read it under another title :D

Tim sagde ...

Oh! oh! I know this one! Note that Margot's comment only makes sense with the American title of the book. The original title was "sweeter" :-)

The author is also (perhaps better) known as a writer on writing a novel.

Bernadette in Australia sagde ...

Yes I think I do recognise this one...only because I had a neighbour for many years who was Mr Cowper. As for a clue...the author shares a first name with a popular Canadian mystery writer.

Dorte H sagde ...

Tim: good clues. And the British title is very tasty, isn´t it :D

Bernadette: Fine clue. I thought you´d recognize it. I have read your review ;D

....Petty Witter sagde ...

Mottle - I love that word, don't you?

Dorte H sagde ...

Tracy: it is indeed a tasty one for a crime lover.

Maxine sagde ...

The main character has a botanical connection, name-wise?

R. T. sagde ...

I have my doubts about this one--perhaps you could call me doubting or doubty, or some other loose version of the word doubt--but I sense some sort of murder of the English variety.

Dorte H sagde ...

Maxine: I think you are right, but I didn´t know before I googled a bit.

RT: a nicely doubtyful clue ;D