Thursday, March 31, 2011


This is a run of the mill locked room murder mystery, but for locked room, read island - with a finite list of suspects.

Dalgliesh and crew arrive and solve a plot that is very basic and as the reader is not given any information its what I call a cheater plot, no information to the reader and then a whole lot of facts are revealed in the last 20 pages and there it is.

To be fair Ms James was 85 when she wrote this - it no where near the best she has done and she would probably admit it.

There is a 33 page prologue and if I live to be 100 I don't know what its got to do with the story. Give it a miss if you have a choice.

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