Cyril Hare is a new discovery to me. I had three of his books listed on my bookcrossing wishlist and was delighted to recieve this one recently from another bookcrosser in a gift exchamge.
I found this a delightfully intelligent old fashioned mystery. Cyril Hare was a judge, and his law background is put to good use in this mystery (and I assume his others). A good cast of distinct characters, and a clever plot with a wholly satisfactory ending, helped me to fairly fly through it. Added to an engaging mystery, is the often hilarious Markshire Orchestral society politics, and their musical snobbery. I would certainly recommend this to those who enjoy novels from what is often referred to as the golden age of crime fiction.