Only Professor Gervase Fen could consider running for Parliament as a remedy for the “queer psychological effects” of scholarly endeavour. Buried for Pleasure by Edmund Crispin is a classic mystery from the post-war period. All the characters are over-drawn, but in a charming manner that brings them vividly alive. The mystery and supporting sub-mystery play fair with the clue-hunting reader. I like Crispin’s style, and he was in top form with Buried for Pleasure.