Fell Murder

Fell Murder

Fell Murder by E.C.R. Lorac

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My First Net Galley Review! So exciting! With the bonus that I have found a new-to-me Golden Age writer that I think I am going to really enjoy!

The introduction was by Martin Edwards. For me, seemed to be moving into spoiler territory. I stopped reading, but read afterwards and enjoyed his thoughtful comments.

Part of the charm of Golden Age mysteries is that the are often a snapshot in time, showing a vanished world – in this case a farming community in The Fells (just south of the Lake District) I was fascinated by the farming world and regulations in England during WW2. The whole landscape and its characters are so beautifully realised that I felt like I was walking the land with Inspector MacDonald. I did indeed admire his patience.

I have to knock a star off for the murder not being as interesting as the characters, but this is definitely an author that shouldn’t have faded into obscurity.

Bonus:Short Story The Live Wire
Completely different in style this shows Lorac as a very confident writer. I found it amusing – but I have a warped sense of humour!

Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press and Net Galley for sending me this review copy and for being happy for me to share my opinion!


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