A very funny mystery written several decades ago.
Knox was a very very clever man, his use of the english language is astonishing. This book is worth reading for the vocabulary education on its own.
The Viaduct Murder is the first of Knox's detective novels, and the only
one that does not include Miles Bredon. It tells the story of how four old
golfing friends discover the body of another member of the golf club that has
fallen, or been pushed, from a railway viaduct. They feel they have to set about
investigating what really happened because, as one of them explains, "I've got
the greatest respect for the police as a body, but I don't think they're very
good at following up clues
Saturday, August 17, 2013
This is the third of the Laidlaw's and I was disappointed, it is not a 'cop' story, more a 'family' story.
Its still very well written but it was a major deviation from the first two and that annoyed me personally.
But I read recently that the series has been resurrected after thirty years and a new Laidlaw is on its way, so I'm hoping he goes back to the beginning.