Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Lake District Murder by John Bude

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The Lake District Murder
by John Bude

ISBN-13: 9781464206535
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
When a body is found at an isolated garage, Inspector Meredith is drawn into a complex investigation where every clue leads to another puzzle: was this a suicide, or something more sinister? Why was the dead man planning to flee the country? And how is this connected to the shady business dealings of the garage? This classic mystery novel is set amidst the stunning scenery of a small village in the Lake District. It is now republished for the first time since the 1930s.

My Review:
The Lake District Murder is a mystery novel that was originally published in 1935 and is set in England. The mystery was a clue-based puzzle. We mainly follow the Inspector, who carefully followed up on every clue and strange circumstance until the puzzle is solved. I did guess what was going on before the detectives, but it was still enjoyable to see them solve exactly how it was being done. It wasn't so much about whodunit as how it was done and why. I also liked the main characters, so it was a fun read.

There was no sex. There was occasional use of bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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