Sunday, April 2, 2017

Scarweather by Anthony Rolls

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by Anthony Rolls

ISBN-13: 9781464207402
Paperback: 279 pages
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Released: April 4, 2017

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from NetGalley:
1913. John Farringdale, with his cousin Eric Foster, visits the famous archaeologist Tolgen Reisby. At Scarweather - Reisby's lonely house on the windswept northern coast of England - Eric is quickly attracted to Reisby's much younger wife, and matters soon take a dangerous turn. Fifteen years later, the final scene of the drama is enacted. This unorthodox novel from 1934 is by a gifted crime writer.

My Review:
Scarweather is a mystery novel that was originally published in 1934 and is set in England. The narrator, a "Watson" to his friend Ellingham, described significant events from 1913 to 1928 relating to his cousin's disappearance while visiting an archaeologist friend. Since Farringdale is looking back after the case is solved, he pointed out clues that weren't so clear at the time and described the leads they followed up.

Figuring out whodunit was just a matter of putting the clues together, and it's not intended to be difficult. The point was rather to follow Ellingham as he slowly but steadily worked to uncover the truth--even if it took 15 years! It's an interesting story even if not a typical mystery style.

There was no sex. There was a minor amount of bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting 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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