The Glimpses of the Moon
Professor Gervase Fen is in Devon working on his masterpiece critique of the modern novel, but keeps getting distracted – by the local animals (several pigs, a mildly insane cat, a horse with sleeping sickness), by the spectacular failures of the local electrical board, by the vicar’s practical jokes, by the retired major yearning for another jolly war. Oh, and by the dismembered body, found in a nearby field, whose head keeps turning up in the most unlikely places. Originally published in 1977, this deliriously funny book was the last novel in the Gervase Fen series that Edmund Crispin would ever write, and here Crispin truly lets loose all of his inventive power.
Who's Likely to Like This
Fans of the Golden Age of British mystery
"A gloriously funny book, witty and farcical by turns with an occasionally surprising side-step into the macabre"—Times Literary Supplement