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An unusual book. each chapter is written by a different famous mystery writer. i was afraid the story would be disjointed wi th different writing styles but its very smooth. at the end authors give thier own different solution based on their chapter and the preceding chapters. what i found interesting were the similarities between the solutions.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
A great concept, an enjoyabke book and well produced and read, but I but prefer Wimsey and Father Brown
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Unless you are a reincarnation of Agatha Christie, I doubt you will find the answer to this puzzle. Even then, it could be difficult.
The Detection Club got together and wrote this book, each author contributing a chapter and, in some cases, a sealed solution for when the book was finished.
Considering it is written by a lot of authors with usually very varied styles, they manage to create a book that flows nicely, although I did start to get tired of all the red herrings and odd clues that kept turning up. I did honestly try to solve this but it was beyond my capabilities. A lot of fun though!
By the end I was totally confused as to whodunit but Anthony Berkeley does a very credible job of stitching the whole thing together with some degree of believability.
Full marks to all the authors and full marks to the narrator, who did a very good job on this book.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
the detection club strikes again, the greatest writers of a truly unique club. more please
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