There’s Trouble Brewing

Theres Trouble Brewing
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Nicholas Blake
15 May 2017
Agora Books

There’s Trouble Brewing is part of Nicholas Blake’s Nigel Strangeways mystery Series.  

The strangest of murders happen in the quietest of places…

Private detective and poet Nigel Strangeways has been invited to address the Maiden Astbury literary society in the sleepy and serene Dorset town.

But all is not as peaceful as it seems. Local brewer, Eustace Bunnet, is on the war path after his beloved dog is found dead in one of the Bunnett’s Brewery vats. This grisly crime casts an air of suspicion over the whole town, but no culprit is found.

When a body is discovered in the very same vat, gruesomely boiled down to its bones, Nigel Strangeways is called in to capture the killer and solve this very peculiar mystery in a town more perturbing than picturesque.

Theres Trouble Brewing by Nicholas Blake was originally published in 1937.


‘He has hit another six… The plot is really exciting, the technical details are authentic, and the characters have a solidity unusual in this kind of fiction… The writing is beautiful and the wit as keen as ever… In fact, the book is a delicious entertainment.’ — Oxford Mail

Outstanding among recent murder stories. It is extremely well written; the characters are people and not puppets, the detective work is neat and convincing, and leads to a logical but unexpected conclusion.’ — Daily Mail

An excellent murder story… The atmosphere of a small provincial town is cleverly employed to heighten the excitement of the hue and cry.’ — Illustrated London News

As good as its predecessors. A work of wit, intelligence, sympathy and style.’ — Daily Telegraph

‘A fun, engaging, cozy mystery.’ — Reader Review

‘His plots are ingenious.’ — Times Literary Supplement

‘A master of detective fiction.’ — Daily Telegraph

‘The Nicholas Blake books are something quite by themselves in English detective fiction.’ — Elizabeth Bowen

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