cover image Who Killed the Curate?

Who Killed the Curate?

Joan Coggin. Rue Morgue Press, $14.95 (157pp) ISBN 978-0-915230-44-0

Lady Lupin Lorimer Hastings, the vicar's loopy young wife, can't quite keep the details of her husband's job straight, but when his curate is murdered by poison, she turns her scatterbrained sights towards sleuthing in Joan Coggin's Who Killed the Curate?, a vintage reprint set in 1937 and published in 1944. Lady Lupin's comedic capers include promising to help the killer escape if he confesses, and it's anybody's guess whether her winding deductive path will end up at the killer.