Monday, April 14, 2014

The Long Divorce, by Edmund Crispin

This mystery novel is set in the UK in 1950.   It is old fashioned, not because of that setting, but because there's no real violence, no car chases, no foul language, but just a puzzle of a mystery.

I wasn't fortunate enough to stumble across this book, I was guided to it.  A former colleague, uncommonly well read and erudite, pointed me to this title, and I'm grateful.

It turns out I've become habituated to the action hero type of modern mystery (which usually isn't much of a mystery at all) and I didn't realize how much I miss the puzzle mystery genre until reading this fine book.   I look forward to reading more of the series.

The Long Divorce: Gervase Fen #8

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