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7.3 Murder at Moorsey Manor

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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 11/6/15 11:02 am
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Murder at Moorsey Manor: Jago & Litefoot go to speak to possibly the only person who can help them redeem their reputations. In doing so they are required to pass as two guests to a meeting of Sherlock Holmes fans, mourning the passing of their hero, in more Sherlock inspired madness, and like the preceding episode this is a whodunit. Unlike the previous instalment however, this one has more of a plot rather than being character driven. A plot that ticks like precision clockwork; again very little is done to service the story arc which is feeling more and more inconsequential. Something about the humour this series has felt a little mistimed but this is Jago & Litefoot at their very best, and manages to subvert expectations very nicely, plus it finally leads into the series finale where they are forced to confront Inspector Abberline.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/14/15 10:16 am
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Murder at Moorsey Manor features Jago and Litefoot showing up at a mansion for party under assumed names to speak to a key witness who can clear them. However, they find out that their at an early convention. Then they and the other guests discover that they're in an old house where one person dies every hour. Murder at Moorsey Manor is evocative of, "And Then There Were None..." and other "old house" murder stories.

The story moves at a good pace and manages to blend suspense with comedy in a way that is seamless. The finale and solution to the case are superb and cleverly executed. Overall, another great episode in this set.

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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 8/20/15 12:02 pm
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Looking for witnesses who can help them prove their innocence and restore their reputations, Jago and Litefoot inadvertently end up pretending to be invited guests at a formal dinner party in a grand old mansion. It turns out that all the other visitors are members of the Sherlock Holmes fan club, gathered together to commemorate the death of their favourite fictional character at Reichenbach. Jago can't help being theatrical when he is trying to fit in with this crowd, whilst Litefoot reacts with some slightly sarcastic remarks, puncturing the pomposity of their fellow dinner guests. It seems all to be going very well for the investigators of infernal incidents when suddenly the whole situation changes as a dead body is found.
The story that now unfolds has got something of a "Murder by Death"-vibe to it, but with plenty of original twists and ideas, making "Murder at Moorsey Manor" one of the most enjoyable and exciting Jago & Litefoot stories to date. All the characters are immediately distinguishable and fully come into their own in this adventure. There is a nice balance between suspense and comic relief. For example, Litefoot's completely understated reactions to the mayhem around him provides some hilarious moments, particularly when he is faced with a hysterical Miss Woolley. This nicely counteracts the more gruesome images and plot elements of the story.
Overall this is a perfectly written murder mystery with an exciting and well thought-out ending, brought to life expertly by a fantastic cast and some absolutely wonderful sound design. And to top it all off, "Murder at Moorsey Manor" manages to effortlessly tie together all the different elements of series 7 and lead seamlessly into the final episode. Utterly delightful.
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Reviewed By: chrisscorkscrewReview Date: 4/10/15 7:36 am
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This is a cracking murder mystery story, drawing heavily on such films as 'Murder by Death', with Jago and Litefoot finding themselves trapped in Moorsley Manor, posing as two Sherlock Holmes fans, and fighting for their lives at the mercy of a crazed killer.

This story has it all - great characters, a snappy plot and wonderful dialogue. Series Seven has been a high point in the Jago and Litefoot series, and this episode competes with the best of them. This is a little gem!