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Back in the 1950s in a small Shropshire village, the local economy is grinding to a halt because people just aren't dying off. The undertaker, the doctor, the chemist, the solicitor and the pub landlord contemplate the money that could be made from polishing a few of the old dears off. Then, when it appears that the doctor has murdered one of his patients, they find themselves having to cover up for him, and suddenly able to put their dastardly plans in to action. An old people's home is opened, with the idea that the elderly residents will be persuaded to sign over their wealth. Enter two prostitues, an escaped Italian prisoner of war, a vicar so short sighted he can't tell a cactus from a person, a vile young man called Snyed and a host of incompetant policeman and the farcial tale is under way. This is a clasically English piece of comedy and a very entertaining read.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   conman stealing/fraud Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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