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March 16 @ 7:30 pm
  • Festival 4
  • Fiction

Essex Poison

Ian Sansom


Braintree Library
Fairfield Road
Braintree, CM7 3YL
(£5 27yrs and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

Get ready for the fourth instalment of Ian Sansom’s The Country Guides, this time set in Essex.

October 1937. Swanton Morley, the People’s Professor, sets off to Essex to continue his history of England, The County Guides. Morley is an honorary guest at the Colchester Oyster Festival. But when the mayor dies suddenly at the reception suspicion falls on his fellow councillors. Is it a case of food poisoning? Or could it be … murder?

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A delightful, idiosyncratic mystery … Professor Morley promises to become a little gem of English crime writing; sample him now. Daily Mail, on The Country Guides 1: The Norfolk Mystery

A brilliant first outing that leaves you looking forward to the next maniacal mystery tour. Evening Standard, on The Country Guides 1: The Norfolk Mystery

The magnificent Morley is very good company, and Sansom has a lovely way with a mind-bending puzzle … superbly entertaining. The Times on The Country Guides 2: Death in Devon


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