Sunday, June 30, 2013
A COMMONPLACE KILLING - Sian Busby
This is a great title for this book and it sums it up perfectly.
A rather 'silly' women is murdered. The murderer is a common crook. What makes this so enjoyable is the writing. Ms Busby has done a marvellous job with her characters. Her scene setting is brilliant especially as this is set shortly after the end of the Second World War.
The characters are all pathetic in their little worlds but they suit the novels tone perfectly.
A common killing involving common people but the writing is anything but common.
Unfortunately Ms Busby died prior to her completing this novel and the last two chapters were completed from her notes.
This doesn't detract from the book at all, it just means there will be no more offerings from her which is a great shame.