- The book provides a peek into another time--the Victorian Era in England, not always politically correct by today's standards.
- The plot contains enough twists and turns to make the mystery interesting.
- The story is told by many fascinating narrators, all of whom are self-consciously narrating the tale. My two favorites--the old family retainer who fancies himself a misogynist and who guides his life by the philosophizing of Robinson Crusoe: and the irritatingly self-righteous Miss Clack, who attempts to christianize people by leaving tracts, such as Satan in the Sofa Cushions, at corresponding places in her hosts' houses.
Everyone should be able to find this book without charge in written form, as an audiobook, or as an ebook. It's a classic that should not be missed if you like mysteries. Be warned, though--it is a long story, about 500 pages.
OTN: Gilly Socks, Wonderful Wallaby, Traveling Woman