The collection of short stories in this book were all very good. They were mainly puzzles
and you had to be imaginative in seeing what was beyond the actual happening and then piece
I couldn't do it but the way the stories unravelled were rivetting. A murder on a train was one
of the more easily solved crimes, but the story of a deceased leaving clues was very enjoyable.
A Savage Game was set in a country house (I always like those settings) and was cleverly done. A
Man and his Mother in Law was also clever where the murderer was caught because he thought he was
so clever. It was through a sale of a book that he got caught! Dear Mr. Editor - the writer was mad
and that set the tone of the story.
The collection was very relaxed reading. It was not edge of the seat suspense but it reflected a
slower pace of life and detection. It also described the conventions and stereotyping that happened
at the time which was fair.
Sent by Poisoned Pen Press for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.
I'm enjoying short stories more than I have in the past and, this sounds like a good collection. Dark Tales: Stories by Shirley Jackson was one recent collection that I enjoyed.ReplyDelete
I don't read a lot of short stories, but this collection does sound like fun.ReplyDelete
I like short stories and have enjoyed books by this author in the past! This looks like a great read!ReplyDelete
It sounds like a challenge in reader sleuthing. Glad it was a relaxing book.ReplyDelete