We can say that now as we are only four days away from the Big Day!!!
At this time of year I always love to read books about Christmas or set around Christmas and this one definitely ticks the box. This has been re-published having first been published in 1933 and the British Library are now re-publishing these classic murder mysteries.
Adrian Gray who was born in 1862 and lives a lonely life in his large house, Kings Poplars and although he has six grown children none of them are fond of him. However he always invites them to spend Christmas with him at home. They all arrive at Christmas in 1931 and although several of them wish he would drop dead they are all surprised when he is actually found dead on Christmas morning. The story unravels to find out what actually happened on Christmas Eve and what the Murderer does next.
This is very much in the style of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers, who are two of my favourite murder mystery writers. I have only just started it but I am already engrossed in the story by page 20!!!
I found this book and a couple of others on Wednesday when I took Eldest Christmas shopping to Nottingham! We got there for when the shops opened and he shopped and I helped, although he went to each floor in the Bookshop, Waterstones, I stayed put in one of their very convenient chairs in the Crime fiction department picking books. It was a lovely hour and in fact I could have stayed there all day!!!!!
We left at lunchtime as it was starting to get busy so we did a good job getting there for opening time. His shoulder is still sore where it was out and he has been resting it as much as possible. It is great having him at home to look after and spoil!!!!!
Tonight is Presentation Night for the Swimming Club and party night so DH is busy settng up this afternoon. Tomorrow I have errands to run in the morning and then in the evening we are having our annual Christmas Party, although we have had a few people drop out through ill health!!! Sunday we will be tidying up after and I will be doing all the washing and ironing so it will all be done before next week. I have already ordered the grocery shopping for next week and we are collecting the meat on Monday and then it is all ready for the Big Day!! Youngest and Girlfriend are off to “The Horse of the Year Show” in London on Sunday and wish I was going but have run out of time!!!
I find that I am not quite as stressed as last year as I have planned things out for each week beforehand and it has worked, even with added stress of Eldest at the hospital!!!!
I hope whatever you are up to, the last weekend before Christmas, you will have a great time and stay safe whatever you lovely lot are up to. Will be posting some pictures over the next few days of Christmas things.
Christmas Hugs & Love, Susie xx