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Saturday, May 2, 2020

That Affair Next Door by Anna Katherine Green

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This who dun it is very precise. Miss Butterworth is somewhat older version of Miss Marple but is even more clinical, more logical and again very precise.

Working in tandem with Mr. Gryce a murder of a young woman, the wife of quite wealthy people is one that gets a lot of attention and when the young husband is the chief suspect it gets even more so. Public opinion and the paparazzi even then account and judgements can be swayed by them.

Miss Butterworth of course has different opinions (otherwise there would be no story to entice us) and this she sets out to prove. Written in the language of 1897, this is a classic vintage mystery murder series. Rather slow, a bit convoluted but for those who like the vintage reads, this is a must.

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


  1. I probably wouldn't enjoy this as much because of the old fashioned language.

  2. This sounds interesting. Slow and convoluted aren't something I can manage right now, but perhaps I may consider this one in the future.