Book Reviews of The Floating Admiral

The Floating Admiral
The Floating Admiral
Author: G. K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie
ISBN-13: 9780441240951
ISBN-10: 044124095X
Publication Date: 4/1980
Pages: 309
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Charter Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Very complicated, but good. Loved Christie's solution!
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A wonderful murder mystery from the 1930's with each chapter written by a different author of "detective" stories, then solutions provided by each in the appendix. Most chapters flow well from one to the next, despite the authors having different writing styles in their own novels.
A true "whodunit" in the style of Agatha Christie, the variety of endings show how the clues could lead in a variety of directions. A lot of fun to read!
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Pub. 1980. Copyright 1931. A unque format for this engrossing mystery because it is a collaborative mystery written by Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and G. K. Chesterton plus others, all from the Detection Club of that era.
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The entry for this book is somewhat misleading. It is a rather fun book that the members of the Detection Club wrote in collaboration. G.K Chesterton wrote a prologue that set out a problem. Chapter 1, by Canon Victor L. Whitechurch, involves the actual discovery of a corpse. Each succeeding chapter was written by a different member of the Detection Club, including Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers among others. In the introduction, Dorothy Sayers explains that as the growing story was passed to the next member for his or her addition to the story, certain rules applied. Each of the clues supplied by previous writers must by incorporated into the continuing story, for example. Starting with chapter 3 and running through the second to last chapter, each author provided a synopsis of a possible ending for the story, which was not available to subsequent authors until the entire book was finished. These endings are included in an appendix, which is interesting for the varieties of possible solutions!