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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Answer in the Negative by Henrietta Hamilton

Sally and Johnny Heldar are requested by a friend to check out some anonymous letters sent to a colleague which are steadily becoming more vitriolic and descending into utmost vulgarity.

At the National Press Archives Frank Morningside is someone who is not particularly liked or disliked. A rather tedious person he has many enemies and but when he is found bludgeoned to death the investigation takes a more serious turn.

Negatives are missing and whether these lead to particular instances where people could be blackmailed is the question. When a second death occurs made to look like an accident the Heldars know there is a murderer who will not stop at anything to cover his tracks.

It was a good detective story with a well planned story line.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Agora Books.


  1. That cover looks old fashioned but I like it. The story sounds good too.

  2. These are the kinds of books that I need to read more often. Sounds good!

  3. Anonymous letters tend to create tension--that bewildering feeling of who hates someone so much and why. Like that cover, too.

  4. I like the sound of this, thanks for sharing your thoughts Mystica