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And Then There Was No One (Evadne Mount, Bk 3)
And Then There Was No One - Evadne Mount, Bk 3 Author:Gilbert Adair The writer and professional controversialist Gustav Slavorigin is murdered in the small Swiss town of Meiringen during its annual Sherlock Holmes Festival, his body discovered with an arrow through the heart. With a price of ten million dollars on Slavorigin's head, almost none of the festival goers can be regarded as above suspicion.
I enjoyed (or at least finished) the first two Agatha-Christie-ish books by Adair, but couldn't finish this. It's about a Sherlock Holmes convention in Switzerland and includes a 20-page prologue about the writings of the murder victim which the author says can be skipped (and I wish I had.) Adair is a main character in the story and reads his own 30-page reconstructed Holmes story "The Giant Rat of Sumatra," which I did skip, having an aversion to Holmes stories not written by Doyle. I must admit that the writing is clever -- to a fault. But it's tiresome trying to keep up with the author. I gave up before the victim enters the story.