Friday, January 25, 2019

And Death Came Too by Richard Hull

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And Death Came Too
by Richard Hull

ISBN-13: 9781912194995
ebook: 221 pages
Publisher: Agora Books
Released: Jan. 17, 2019

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
After three nights of celebration in the humid heat of August, four friends weigh up a very particular request to visit Y Bryn House. Tired and restless, they begrudgingly accept the invitation. But upon their arrival, their host is no where to be seen. A man plays an odd game of solitaire, a strange woman wafts in and out of the room before fleeing out of the back door. Becoming all the more concerned for their host’s welfare, their worst suspicions are confirmed when a police constable saunters in, has a drink, and announces that Mr Yeldham has been found stabbed next to a lit fireplace. Who had the motive and means to kill Yeldham?

And Death Came Too is another golden age mystery from the sardonic and sly Richard Hull. Master of the inverted mystery, here he weaves a true-to-style, classic whodunnit.

My Review:
And Death Came Too is a mystery originally published in 1939. The characters were interesting, but this was mainly a puzzle mystery with a focus on sorting out the clues. There are basically eight suspects to the murder, and each had either a motive or the means. The trick is to discover who had access to both the weapon and the man and a motive worthy of murder. The detective worked slowly, but he carefully collected information and sorted out what it meant. People withheld information or messed with the evidence, making the detective's job more difficult. The reader has more information than the detective, so it's possible to guess whodunit a little before the detective.

There was no sex. There were only a few uses of bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this twisty 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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