'Death in the Stocks' by Georgette Heyer.
A murder, mystery novel. The story is set around a quiet English village, and the death of one of its residents. A man that owned a weekend cottage and appeared to lead a very affluent lifestyle is found murdered.
The victims family are obviously drawn into the investigations , these in their own way appear to hamper the inquiries.
'I'll try ,' said Giles gravely,' but I'm afraid she hasn't much of an opinion of the police. You see, she breeds bull-terriers, and they fight rather.'
The book itself seemed to mirror a' Bertie Wooster' plot as there were many eccentric people involved. As the story developed family feuds were uncovered and long lost relations made an unwelcome return to the family circle.This complicated the police investigation even more , consequently the police need the help of someone closer to home.
This is the first Georgette Heyer mystery I have read and I really enjoyed it and therefore will check out more of the same.