Reviews by bhold

The Almost Perfect Murder

by Hulbert Footner

A collection of crime fiction short stories / novellas featuring Mme. Rosika Storey and her resourceful assistant Bella Brickley. Mme. Storey unravels complex cases with thorough investigation and an understanding of human nature - you won't find any miraculous Holmes-like solutions here. Bella's role is primarily as narrator, but shows she has plenty of brains and courage when sent out to do dangerous research on her own. Highly recommended, 5 stars.

Reviewed on 2015.08.27

The Bishop's Secret

by Fergus Hume

Dry, boring characters. Uneventful, repetitious plot. Eventually I gave it up. The only reason I stayed with it as long as I did is because I have enjoyed other Hume novels very much.

Reviewed on 2015.08.12

The Strolling Saint

by Rafael Sabatini

In 16th century Italy a young nobleman comes of age and finds increasing conflict with his religiously fanatic mother.

Reviewed on 2015.08.04

The Riddle of the Night

by Thomas W. Hanshew

Disappointing mystery novel. Starts out OK but by the end it becomes a bloated, convoluted, and repetitious mess. This book could have been a decent short story with some heavy pruning and editing.

Reviewed on 2015.07.26

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