If you like classic British authors and don't know Cyril Hare, you are missing out. Unlike many of today's grim offerings, a Hare novel offers a dash of humour along with its good writing, good characters, good plots and satisfactory endings.
"Is equal in interest to Mr. Hare's other detective stories, and that puts in very good company indeed."says James Sando of the New York Herald Book Review. "Distinguished by plot-twist which I'll wager Chrisit wishes she'd thought of." states The New York Times. [Cyril are is the pseudonym of the distinguished judge, the late Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark.]
Third book in the Inspector Mallet series. I really enjoyed this book, but was a little disappointed to note that Mallet was in this book very little -- some at the beginning and, of course, at the end. But it was still a very good mystery. I love how the ending sneaks right up on you.
I liked this mystery. Since the author was a lawyer and judge in England legal issues play a big part in the story. Nice pace for the most part although there is a slow area in the middle of the plot. The end is a rush to a very surprising conclusion. I doubt you will guess this ending.