A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson

Published September 14, 2022

A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson

Book info

  • Title A Man of Some Repute
  • Author Elizabeth Edmondson
  • Year 2015
  • Genre Mystery

Truth is rarely pure and never simple... Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past. Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth, wounded on a secret mission and now reluctantly assuming an altogether less perilous role at Selchester. The Castle’s faded grandeur hides a web of secrets and scandals—the Earl has been missing for seven years, lost without a trace since the night he left his guests and walked out into a blizzard. When a skeleton is uncovered beneath the flagstones of the Old Chapel, the police produce a suspect and declare the case closed. Hugo is not convinced. With the help of the spirited Freya Wryton, the Earl’s niece, he is drawn back into active service, and the ancient town of Selchester is dragged into the intrigues and conspiracies of the Cold War era.


This was a good little book, solving the mystery of a body found under the flagstones having previously been assumed missing in a storm. Ultimately there were only a couple of suspects so it took a little while to get to where it was going, but even so, I quite enjoyed spending time with these people. The underlying mystery didn’t grab me but the wider world did and that’s plenty enough.

Rating: 3 / 5

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