Thou Shell Of Death: A Nigel Strangeways Mystery
- Publication Date:
- 03 May 2012
- Crime, Thrillers and Mystery
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Cerebral, witty, twists and turns...whoa didn't see that one coming. Can't wait to read more Blake.
Really a superior detective novel. A classic in form: house party, limited characters, a snowstorm, odd clues and even odder characters; this book is a delight and a huge improvement on the first in the Strangeways series.Strangeways, (isn't that a great name?) a private detective, has been contacted by Fergus O'Brien, a famous aviator and WW I hero. He's having a Christmas holiday gathering of old friends and enemies, and feels threatened by letters he's received indicating his imminent death.Obviously, Strangeways can't prevent O'Brien's death, which is presented in the time-honored "locked room" manner. Several possible plots are teased out, with Our Hero providing the correct solution at the very end. A minor love story doesn't hamper the book at all.Recommended for all lovers of Golden Age mysteries.
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