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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths

A 90 year old dying in a care home should not be considered suspicious. Detective Harbinder Kaur does not think so, until Peggy's carer Natalka uncovers whilst clearing out the room a lot of information which seems slightly askew for a ninety year old. Apart from heaps of crime novels and detective stories, she discovers cards indicating that Peggy was a "murder consultant" and that many of the books in her room had acknowledgements and recommendations to Peggy, who apparently helped with ideas and suggestions to many authors re murder. The idea that Peggy was murdered is without foundation until Natalka and Edward another inmate are confronted by a masked gunman who only takes a single book from them and disappears. This has to be taken into account, and Harbinder reluctantly joins forces with Natalya and Edward, especially since an author was also found shot dead. He was one of Peggy's admirers and now several links pop up. The story told in a series of unconnected links all gradually link up to form a cohesive whole, giving the whole thing an unrealistic air. Harbinder's personal story linked with Natalka along with Edward's adds so much added interest to all Sent by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

6 comments:

Vicki said...

That sounds like a really good book. So many thoughts running around in my head since reading your thoughts.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like the interesting writing style worked out!

Luanne said...

Wasn't it so good! I hope there's another Harbinder book.

Harvee said...

Elly Griffiths is one of my favorite mystery authors! I must get this book! Nive review.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This is an author I want to try and this sounds like one I might enjoy as well. Glad you shared your thoughts.

Literary Feline said...

Some day I will give this author a try!