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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Verdict of Twelve by Raymond Postgate

In between reading very modern crime fiction/thrillers/mystery murders et al it is very nice to slip in a British Classic Crime reading. It does have a slower pace which may not appeal to all, the characters are a bit gruff and rough round the edges but even at a slower pace the way the British criminal justice system works is good reading.

A woman is on trial for murder of the most horrendous kind - a child for whom she was the guardian. The twelve jurors are all having their own perceptions, ideas and views on this murder. How they act, react and interact during the trial is this story.

Throughout the story apart from the murderer, we get little drawings of each juror and these are as good as the main story. This is a very different crime read.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Poisoned Pen Press.

1 comment:

  1. The title and topic appeal to me. (No pun intended until I saw it.)
    I'll check into this. Thanks for sharing.