A big thank you to Nan at Letters from HillFarm for her 2017 book reading list.
In her post I came upon her recommendation of "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz. The book sounded like something I'd like to read so I went to my local library website to reserve it. I got an email the next day because copies were available on the shelf.
When I picked up the book I thought the author was familiar and sure enough I figured out why: Foyle's War. He was known to me because we were big fans of that PBS series; a mix of mystery and WW II history. If you haven't seen it and you love mysteries in historical settings, look for it and start at the beginning.
So back to "Magpie Murders". A mystery within a mystery. Or another way - a book within a book. An unlikely detective - the editor. Lots of red herrings. Shades of Agatha Christie, in fact her grandson makes an appearance.
Overall it was a great read and no I didn't figure it out. But that's okay.