by Martin Edwards
Blackstone Fell is by Martin Edwards, a leading expert on the ‘golden age’ of mystery writing, the period between the two world wars when escapism was the order of the day and reading a mystery book all about solving a clever puzzle. This book is written very much in that genre, even featuring a locked room mystery (though that’s not the main plot). Set mainly in Yorkshire, it does read like it was written in the 1930s and even has a ‘cluefinder’ at the end, a device popular during the golden age and alerted the reader to the clues they should have picked up on while reading the book. It’s the third book in a series featuring Rachel Savernake as the crime solver, Gallows Court and Mortmain Hall are the first two books in the series.
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